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Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy

Editors: López-Muñoz, F., Srinivasan, V., de Berardis, D., Álamo, C., Kato, T.A. (Eds.)

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  • Detailed information on etiology of mood disorders 
  • Provides recent thoughts on melatonin, its receptors and their role in circadian rhythms, and sleep and mood disorders
  • Describes therapeutic actions of antidepressants 
  • Includes melatonergic agonists, their use in insomnia, psychiatric and neurological disorders
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This work is a guidebook for clinicians who are involved in treating depressive patients and also serves the research scientists who are working on the psychopharmacological mechanisms of antidepressant actions and psychopathological mechanisms underlying mood disorders. Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BPD) and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are the most disabling disorders that are among the most expensive of all medical illnesses. The pathophysiology of mood disorders is very complex and involves many mechanisms like circadian rhythm disruption, sleep abnormalities, melatonin rhythm abnormalities and alterations in melatonin receptor mechanisms, abnormalities   in monoaminergic neurotransmitter mechanisms, glutamatergic release mechanisms, hippocampal neurogenesis, and abnormal immune and cytokine release mechanisms. Many antidepressants that are in clinical use today including the recently introduced novel agents like agomelatine or other antidepressants cause clinical remission by resynchronizing disrupted circadian rhythms and melatonin receptor functions, enhancing monoaminergic neurotransmission, promoting hippocampal neurogenesis, and regulating immune mechanisms. This book explains various etiological factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of mood disorders and the mechanisms of therapeutic actions of antidepressants including the recently introduced agomelatine and other antidepressants that exhibit rapid onset of action with greater efficacy and fewer side effects. .

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Prof.Venkataramanujan Srinivasan,Msc, Ph.D MAMS SRI SATHYA SAI MEDICAL EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION An International Medical Sciences Research Study Center “PrasanthiNilayam”, KOVAI, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA

Table of contents (51 chapters)

Table of contents (51 chapters)

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eBook 192,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy
Editors
  • Francisco López-Muñoz
  • Venkataramanujam Srinivasan
  • Domenico de Berardis
  • Cecilio Álamo
  • Takahiro A. Kato
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2803-5
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2803-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2801-1
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3842-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 921
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
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