The Nature of Depression

The Nature of Depression

An Updated Review

1st Edition - October 9, 2020

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  • Author: Ahmed Moustafa
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176764

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 9, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176771
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176764

About the Author

Ahmed Moustafa

Dr. Ahmed A. Moustafa is an associate professor in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Marcs Institute for Brain, Behavior, and Development, and in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University. He is trained in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. His early training took place at Cairo University in mathematics and computer science. Before joining Western Sydney University as a lab director, he spent 11 years in America studying psychology and neuroscience. He researches computational and neuropsychological studies of addiction, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, and depression. He has published more than 150 papers in high-ranking journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and Neuron.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland; School of Psychology and Marcs Institute for Brain and Behaviour, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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