In recent years, strong evidence has emerged through numerous independent studies that clinical depression is frequently co-existent with many neurologic disorders, including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and in particular, epilepsy. "Depression and Brain Dysfunction" provides a scholarly reference to the published research results related to the neurobiology and neuroanatomy of depression, and the association of depression with disorders of the central nervous system. The first book to cover the recent advances in functional neuroimaging of the structural and anatomical defects in people with significant symptoms of depression, this important text also includes: * reviews and discussions of aspects of recent research on the underlying mechanisms of depression, including neurotransmitter dysregulation, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis abnormalities, and cellular resistance * an exploration of the epidemiology, underlying neurobiology, neuroimaging findings, health outcomes and treatment considerations of depression in major neurological disorders, as well as the implications for management.
Table of Contents
A History of Depression and Neurological Disorders. Neurobiology of Depression. Neuroanatomy of Depression. Neuroimaging of Depression. Epilepsy and Depression. Movement Disorders and Depression. Cerebrovascular Disease and Depression. Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, and Depression. Dementia and Depression. Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression. Brain Tumors and Depression. Chronic Illness and Depression. Health Outcomes and Depression in Neurologic Disorders. Treatment of Depression in Brain Injury.