Systems Neuroscience in Depression provides a comprehensive overview of the normal and depressed brain processes as studied from a systems neuroscience perspective. Systems neuroscience uses a wide variety of approaches to study how networks of neurons form the bases of higher brain function. A broad overview is discussed starting with a background from neurodevelopment and neural understanding as well as novel treatment approaches for depression. This book covers basic developmental aspects and depressive psychopathology, as well as the basic scientific background from animal models and experimental research. Current advances in systems neuroscience are highlighted in studies from child and adolescent psychiatry. Integrated approaches are presented with regards to genetics, neuroimaging and neuroinflammation as well as neuroendocrinology. The field of systems and network neuroscience is evolving rapidly and this book provides a greatly needed resource for researchers and practitioners in systems neuroscience and psychiatry.
- Knowledge covering the whole life span from early to later life
- Comprehensively written chapters developing from molecules via epigenetics and neural circuits to clinical neuroscience
- Understanding the neurobiology of major depressive disorder
- Integrating stress and environmental factors with molecular underpinnings
- More than 25 illustrations and tables
Developmental Aspects 1. A multilevel developmental psychopathology systems perspective on depression 2. Early Life Adversity and Risk for Depression: Alterations in Cortisol and Brain Structure and Function as Mediating Mechanisms
Experimental System Neuroscience 3. Novel targets in the glutamate and nitric oxide neurotransmitter systems for the treatment of depression 4. Anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory therapeutic approaches in depression 5. Molecular Mechanisms of Depression
System Neuroscience 6. Epigenetics Mechanisms in Depression 7. Identifying Large scale neural networks using fMRI 8. Imaging functional systems in depression 9. Integrating the Stress Systems and Neuroimaging in Depression 10. Depression in children and adolescents 11. Systems Neuroscience in Late-Life Depression 12. Arousal regulation in affective disorders
Dr. Thomas Frodl is currently Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the Free University Berlin and the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. His training to specialize in psychiatry and psychotherapy was at the Department of Psychiatry of Ludwig-Maximilians- University Munich, where he became consultant psychiatrist. Between 2008 and 2014 he was Professor and chair of clinical neuroimaging at the Department of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin within the international excellence program of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and worked as consultant psychiatrist in the clinical services of the University Hospitals St. James´s and AMNCH-Tallaght. He is author of more than 130 original publications and received the Hormosan Scientific Award of the German Society of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology and the Research Award of the German Society of Biological Psychiatry (in 2005 and 2006).