Editors: Puneetpal Singh, Sarabjit Mastana

Depression: A Silent Culprit in Health and Disease

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $113
Printed Copy: US $89
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-68108-146-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-145-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015
DOI: 10.2174/97816810814581150101


Depression is considered as a complex problem with potentially serious economic consequences for affected individuals as well as public healthcare systems. There is much debate among laypersons, patients, academics and clinicians about the causes of depression, its clinical significance and the effect of conventional medical interventions such as antidepressants. This monograph showcases some aspects of depression through specific reviews on some of the intricacies behind its mechanism. The book includes five reviews on the subject, covering the significance of depression in patient well-being, an update on P300 wave findings and the link with clinical depression, the genomics behind depression, the effects of ageing on the onset of depression in stroke patients, and tensor imaging techniques used in studies on patients exhibiting suicidal behaviors as a result of major depressive disorder.

This reference provides useful updates for healthcare workers, neuroscientists and behavioral scientists interested in basic research on depression and in planning to develop methods to study depression in either a clinical or laboratory setting.


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List of Contributors

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Depression: It Matters!

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Ana María Sánchez Peralta

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P300 Wave in Depression: An Update

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Ravi Prakash, Srinivasa R. and Priyanka Rastogi

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The Impact of Aging on Post-Stroke Depression

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Ana-Maria Buga, Madalina Filfan, Badescu M. George and Aurel Popa- Wagner
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Molecular Insights into Depression in the Genomic Era

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Manjit Singh and Changanamkandath Rajesh

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Diffusion Tensor Imaging Techniques: Insights into Alterations of White Matter Underlying Major Depression and Suicidal Behavior

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Gianluca Serafini, Matteo Respino, Martino Belvederi Murri and Mario Amore

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Subject Index

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.Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism.
.How to Help the Suicidal Person to Choose Life: The Ethic of Care and Empathy as an Indispensable Tool for Intervention.
.Information for Mental Health Providers Working with Children who have Chronic Illnesses.