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The Nature of Depression - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128176764, 9780128176771

The Nature of Depression

1st Edition

An Updated Review

Author: Ahmed Moustafa
eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
Paperback ISBN: 9780128176764
eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th October 2020
Page Count: 242
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The Nature of Depression: An Updated Review provides clear connections between psychiatric and neurological disorders. Unlike prior books on depression, this book covers many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, major depressive disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, addiction and anxiety disorder. In addition, this book covers different forms of depression, including transition-induced depression and the development of depression following major life events, including birth of a child, menopause and retirement.

Key Features

  • Covers depression comorbidity with psychological and neurological disorders
  • Reviews comorbidity with addiction, anxiety, trauma and psychosis
  • Compares the symptoms of subclinical depression to major depression
  • Discusses how stress and sleep impact depression
  • Theorizes the path of depression following negative life transitions


Advanced students and researchers in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology

Table of Contents

Recent topics on major depressive disorders

  1. Peripheral biomarkers in major depressive disorders
  2. Neural and Genetic correlates of Cognitive Deficits in Major Depressive Disorder
  3. The effects of antidepressants (SSRIs) on Cognitive function in Major Depressive Disorder
  4. The Neural Substrates of Different Depression Symptoms: Animal and Human Studies
  5. The nature of depression in other disorders

  6. Depression in Parkinson’s disease
  7. Anxiety, Depression and Migraine Comorbidity: A Literature Review
  8. The interrelationship between alcoholism, depression, and anxiety
  9. The relationship between gambling and depression
  10. The nature of depression in bipolar disorder
  11. General topics on depression

  12. The Relationships Between Social Media Use and Factors Relating to Depression
  13. Impulsivity and its Relationship with Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
  14. A review on depression following major life transitions


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About the Author

Ahmed Moustafa

Dr. Ahmed A. Moustafa is an associate professor of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at the Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour, Development and School of Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, Dr. Moustafa spent 11 years in the United States studying psychology and neuroscience. His research focuses on computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, and depression. Dr. Moustafa’s works have been cited nearly 9000 times. He has published four books and more than 200 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Nature (Parkinson’s disease), and Neuron.

Affiliations and Expertise

Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour, Development and School of Psychology, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

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