The study of hormones as they impact the brain and, subsequently, behavior is a central topic in neuroscience, endocrinology and psychiatry. This volume offers an overview of neuroendocrinological topics, approaching the subject from the perspective of hormone-brain function, hormone-behavior relations, sex differences, and the impact on various diseases/pathologies. Many basic human behavioral functions are subject to the influence of hormones - sexual orientation, the experience of pain, fertility, immunity - as are clinical conditions such as diabetes, substance abuse disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, TBI, pain, Alzheimer's, stress/anxiety, affective disorders, and more. There is considerable commercial clinical potential in the study of hormones - drug companies are currently developing a Cholecystokinin (hormonal peptide) booster to reduce appetite in those who suffer from sever obesity, and catamenial epilepsy (features seizure exacerbation in relation to the menstrual cycle) is resistant to treatment by standard antiepileptic medications, but may be hormonally controlled. These issues and more are covered, and there is simply no other current single-volume reference with such comprehensive coverage and depth.
Authors selected are the internationally renowned experts for the particular topics on which they write, and the volume is richly illustrated with over 150 figures (50 in color). A collection of articles reviewing our fundamental knowledge of neuroendocrinology, the book provides an essential, affordable reference for researchers, clinicians and graduate students in the area.
- Offering outstanding scholarship, each chapter is written by an expert in the topic area and approximately 25% of chapters are written by international contributors (7 countries represented)
- Provides more fully vetted expert knowledge than any existing work with broad appeal for the US, UK and Europe, accurately crediting the contributions to research in those regions
- Heavily illustrated with 150 figures, approximately 50 in color, presenting the material in the most visually useful form for the reader
- Fully explores various clinical conditions associated with the hormones and the brain (PTSD, TBI, Stress & Anxiety, eating disorders, diabetes, addictive disorders, Alzheimer's, affective disorders)
- Broad coverage of disorders makes the volume relevant to clinicians as well as researchers and basic scientists
Principles of Translational Neuroendocrinology, Robert Rubin
ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS INTERACTING WITH BRAIN & BEHAVIOR 1Genetic Transmission of Behavior and Its Neuroendocrine Correlates, Boris Hambsch 2 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Cortical axis, Michael E. Rhodes 3 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid axis, Russell Joffe 4 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis in Women, David R. Rubinow 5 Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis in Men, Ronald S. Swerdloff 6 Sex Differences in Human Brain Structure and Function, Larry Cahill 7 Sex Differences in CNS Neurotransmitter Influences on Behavior, Michael E. Rhodes 8 Gonadal Hormones and Sexual Differentiation of Human Brain and Behavior, Melissa Hines 9 Human Puberty: Physiology and Genetic Regulation, Beth A. Kaminski 10 The Biology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Francisco Sanchez 11 Sexual Orientation in Men and Women, Louis JG Gooren 12 Sex Differences in Competitive Confrontation and Risk-taking, Margo Wilson 13 Prolactin Actions in the Brain, David Grattan 14 Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1: Effects on the Brain, Zvi Laron 15 Neurosteroids: From Basic Research to Clinical Perspectives, Cheryl Frye 16 Brain peptides: From Laboratory to Clinic, Thomas D. Geracioti, Jr. 17 Melatonin Actions in the Brain, Alfred J. Lewy 18Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions: Implications for Health and Behavior, Thaddeus Pace ENDOCRINOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT BEHAVIORAL SYNDROMES 19 Diseases of Hypothalamic Origin, John Carmichael 20 Stress and Anxiety Disorders, Elizabeth A. Young 21 Mood Disorders, Bernard J. Carroll 22 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Barbara L. Parry 23 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rachel Yehuda 24 Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, Gilberto J. Paz-Filho 25 Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Sonia Lupien 26 Genetic Defects of Female Sexual Differentiation, Arianne B. Dessens 27 Genetic Defects of Male Sexual Differentiation, Yuan-Shan Zhu 28 Assisted Reproduction in Infertile Women, Liora Baor 29 Transsexualism, Rebecca Allison 30 Disorders of Salt and Fluid Balance, Thorsten Lenhard 31 Diabetes Mellitus and Neurocognitive Dysfunction, Chistopher Ryan 32 Alcohol Abuse: Endocrine Concomitants, Elizabeth S. Ginsburg 33 Effect of Smoking on Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Tanuj Sidhartha 34 Cocaine, Hormones and Behavior, Nancy K. Mello 35 Short-Acting Opiates vs. Long-Acting Opioids, Mary Jeanne Kreek 36 Pain: Sex/Gender Differences, Anne Z. Murphy 37 Traumatic Brain Injury, Brent E. Masel 38 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS, Yoko Miyasaki