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Depressive Disorders: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management

Editors: Fang, Yiru (Ed.)

  • Discussing the latest advances in basic and clinical, neuroscientific and psychiatric research into depression
  • Describing the neural, physiological, molecular and genomic mechanisms that drive depression pathogenesis
  • Addressing the clinical management of the disorder
  • Enabling postgraduate students and academic researchers to gain a comprehensive overview of the depressive disorder
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This book discusses the latest advances in basic and clinical, neuroscientific and psychiatric research into depression – a severe and recurrent brain disorder that can manifest in depressive mood, somatic symptoms and cognitive impairment. The underlying mechanisms and the clinical management of the condition are subjects of long-standing interest. 

Presenting a biologically plausible, multilevel theory, the book describes the neural, physiological, molecular and genomic mechanisms that drive depression pathogenesis, and addresses the clinical management of the disorder.  Focusing on advances made over the past 20 years in terms of the neurology, neuroimaging, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and internet-based measurement and management of depressive disorder, it enables postgraduate students and academic researchers to gain a comprehensive overview of the condition. It is also useful for pharmaceutical companies developing novel drugs to treat this disease.  

About the authors

Dr. Yiru Fang is a Director and Chief Psychiatrist at the Clinical Research Center, and the National Key Clinical Disciplines at the Shanghai Mental Health Center. He is also a Director and Professor at the Management Center for Mood Disorders, and the Clinical Research Center for Mental Disorders at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. Dr. Fang is the chairman of Chinese Society of Neuroscience & Psychiatry, and the vice chairman of Chinese Society of Psychiatry. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Affective Disorders, Neuroscience Bulletin, International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, and General Psychiatry; and a Member of China Expert Advisory Group of the Lancet Psychiatry. Dr. Fang has been worked in mental health for 35 years, and published over 300 papers in Chinese and international psychiatric journals, as well as 20 book chapters. Dr Fang has devoted himself to practicing, researching, teaching and training in the field of psychiatry. As a principal investigator, he has completed various biological, clinical and implementation research projects on depression and bipolar disorders funded by national and local governments.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Depressive Disorders: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management
Editors
  • Yiru Fang
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1180
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-271-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9271-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-270-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 295
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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