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Hormones, gender, and the aging brain : the endocrine basis of geriatric psychiatry /
edited by Mary F. Morrison.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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xvii, 359 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521653045
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
isbn
0521653045
catalogue key
3789826
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'... an engaging read for those working on old age psychiatry ... it brings things together clearly and offers a stimulating and enjoyable read'.Susan M. Benbow, International Geriatric Psychiatry
‘… an engaging read for those working on old age psychiatry … it brings things together clearly and offers a stimulating and enjoyable read’.Susan M. Benbow, International Geriatric Psychiatry
"[A] wealth of information; readers looking for a single reference on 'psychoendocrinology across the adult life cycle' need not look further." Doody's Review Service G
'... clear, well presented ... it offers plenty of ideas for future research in the area of endocrinology and psychiatry ...' Bebe Fahy, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
'... clear, well presented ... it offers plenty of ideas for future research in the area of endocrinology and psychiatry ...'Bebe Fahy, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
‘… clear, well presented … it offers plenty of ideas for future research in the area of endocrinology and psychiatry …’Bebe Fahy, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
"Clinicians and researchers will value this review of a somewhat controversial area of psychiatry." ASUB Book Guide
"It offers plenty of ideas for further research in the area of endocrinology and psychiatry...a useful addition to any medical library." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
'... provides valuable information for clinicians and basic researchers alike in this complex and growing area.' Glenda Gillies, Journal of Neurological & Neurosurgical Psychiatry
'... provides valuable information for clinicians and basic researchers alike in this complex and growing area.'Glenda Gillies, Journal of Neurological & Neurosurgical Psychiatry
‘… provides valuable information for clinicians and basic researchers alike in this complex and growing area.’Glenda Gillies, Journal of Neurological & Neurosurgical Psychiatry
'This reference text provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the role of hormones (primarily steroid hormones, such as estrogens, androgens, glucocorticoids and thyroid hormones) in the aging brain and in relationship to mental health in the elderly ... an excellent review of current knowledge in endocrinology related to geriatric psychiatry.' Deborah R. Gustafson, Acta Psychiatrica
'This reference text provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the role of hormones (primarily steroid hormones, such as estrogens, androgens, glucocorticoids and thyroid hormones) in the aging brain and in relationship to mental health in the elderly ... an excellent review of current knowledge in endocrinology related to geriatric psychiatry.'Deborah R. Gustafson, Acta Psychiatrica
‘This reference text provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the role of hormones (primarily steroid hormones, such as estrogens, androgens, glucocorticoids and thyroid hormones) in the aging brain and in relationship to mental health in the elderly … an excellent review of current knowledge in endocrinology related to geriatric psychiatry.’Deborah R. Gustafson, Acta Psychiatrica
'... an engaging read for those working on old age psychiatry ... it brings things together clearly and offers a stimulating and enjoyable read'. Susan M. Benbow, International Geriatric Psychiatry
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Summaries
Main Description
The significance of hormone action in psychiatry has been long studied, now including the psychiatric effects of hormones on the aging process. This clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. Hormones influence a wide range of states and conditions, from pain tolerance and anorexia to attention, mood, immunity, cardiovascular and cognitive function, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Written by an eminent team of psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians and neuropharmacologists, this book brings together established information and findings in four sections: · An overview of the basic science of neurosteroids · Sex difference and the roles that cortisol, thyroid hormone, and the sex steroids estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone play in common mental disorders and pain sensitivity · Psychoneuroimmunology in relation to age · Sex differences and hormones in psychotropic drug metabolism in the elderly
Main Description
The significance of hormone action in psychiatry has long been studied, but only recently has this study included the psychiatric effects of hormones on the aging process. Hormones influence a wide scope of states and conditions, ranging from pain tolerance and anorexia to attention, mood, immunity, cardiovascular and cognitive function, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. Written by an eminent team of psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians, and neuropharmacologists, this pioneering clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. This book brings together established information and recent findings in four sections: An overview of the basic science of neurosteroids Sex difference and the roles that cortisol, thyroid hormone, and the sex steroids estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone play in common mental disorders and pain sensitivity Psychoneuroimmunology in relation to age Sex differences and hormones in psychotropic drug metabolism in the elderly.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This pioneering clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. Hormones influence a wide range of states and conditions, from pain tolerance and anorexia to attention, mood, cognitive function and Alzheimer's.
Description for Bookstore
This clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. Written by an eminent team of psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians and neuropharmacologists, it ranges from the impact of hormones on pain tolerance and anorexia to attention, depression, immunity, cardiovascular and cognitive function, and psychosis.
Description for Bookstore
This pioneering clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. Written by an eminent team of psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians and neuropharmacologists, this book brings together established information and recent findings in four sections: An overview of the basic science of neurosteroids Sex difference and the roles that cortisol, thyroid hormone, and the sex steroids estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone play in common mental disorders and pain sensitivity Psychoneuroimmunology in relation to age Sex differences and hormones in psychotropic drug metabolism in the elderly
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Overview
Summary chapter. The endocrine basis of geriatric psychiatry: an integrative approach
Overview of steroids in the aging brain
Hormones and Mental Health in the Elderly
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in aging: preclinical and clinical studies
The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis
Estrogen and depression in aging women
The role of testosterone in male depression
Dehydroepiandrosterone in aging and mental health
Sex hormones, cognition and dementia in the elderly
Effects of estrogen on basal forebrain cholinergic neurons and cognition: implications for brain aging and dementia in women
Gender and schizophrenia
Sex steroids and anxiety disorders
Gender and hormonal factors in pain and pain inhibition
Effects of Hormones and Behavior on Immune Function
Estrogens, stress and psychoneuroimmunology in women over the lifespan
Gender differences in immune function at the cellular level
Hormones and Gender Differences in Psychotropic Drug Metabolism
Gender differences in psychotropic drug metabolism
The influence of progesterone on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of gamma-aminobutyric acid-active drugs
Index
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