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Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Behavioral Pharmacology of Neuropeptides: Oxytocin

Editors: Hurlemann, Rene, Grinevich, Valery (Eds.)

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  • Gives insight into a new era of social psychopharmacology based on endogenous neuromodulators
  • Discusses early-life treatment of social-cognitive deficiencies
  • Provides cutting-edge information on "precision medicine"
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This volume collects cutting-edge expert reviews in the oxytocin field and will be of interest to a broad scientific audience ranging from social neuroscience to clinical psychiatry. The role of the neuropeptide oxytocin in social behaviors is one of the earliest and most significant discoveries in social neuroscience. Influential studies in animal models have delineated many of the neural circuits and genetic components that underlie these behaviors. These discoveries have inspired researchers to investigate the effects of oxytocin on brain and behavior in humans and its potential relevance as a treatment for psychiatric disorders including borderline personality disorder and autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In fact, there is no established social psychopharmacology in Psychiatry, and oxytocin can be seen as the first endogenous agent specifically addressing social-cognitive impairment in psychiatric disorders, with animal research suggesting that it could be especially efficient in the early postnatal period. From a human perspective, it is crucial to understand more precisely who can benefit from potential oxytocin-related treatments, which outcome measures will best represent their effects, how they should be administered, and what brain mechanisms are likely involved in mediating their effects. This type of “precision medicine” approach is in line with the research domain criteria defined by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Molecular Basis of Oxytocin Receptor Signalling in the Brain: What We Know and What We Need to Know

    Busnelli, Marta (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Oxytocin Modulation of Neural Circuits

    Mitre, Mariela (et al.)

    Pages 31-53

  • Oxytocin and Olfaction

    Oettl, Lars-Lennart (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

  • Oxytocin and Steroid Actions

    Jirikowski, Gustav F. (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Oxytocin and Social Relationships: From Attachment to Bond Disruption

    Bosch, Oliver J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-117

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63739-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63738-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Pharmacology of Neuropeptides: Oxytocin
Editors
  • Rene Hurlemann
  • Valery Grinevich
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63739-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63739-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63738-9
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 593
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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