Understanding Depression

Volume 1. Biomedical and Neurobiological Background

Editors: Kim, Yong-Ku (Ed.)

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  • Equips readers with an up-to-date understanding of the biomedical and neurobiological underpinnings of depression
  • Elucidates the factors and interactions underlying individual variation in vulnerability to depression
  • Identifies potential treatment targets and causes of treatment resistance
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This book, in two volumes, focuses on contemporary issues and dilemmas in relation to depression. The aim is to equip readers with an up-to-date understanding of the clinical and neurobiological underpinnings of depression and their relation to clinical manifestations and the development of more effective treatments. This first volume is devoted specifically to biomedical and neurobiological issues. Detailed information is presented on a wide range of topics, including genetics, molecular and cellular biology, and aspects at the neural circuit and multicellular system levels. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the factors and interactions underlying individual variation in responsiveness to stress and vulnerability to depression, as well as a clear understanding of potential treatment targets and causes of treatment resistance based on the latest research. A concluding section considers progress towards precision psychiatry and gender and cultural differences in depression. The companion volume is dedicated to clinical and management issues in depression. Understanding Depression will be an excellent source of information for both researchers and practitioners in the field.

About the authors

Yong-Ku Kim, MD, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry at College of Medicine, Korea University. He received a MD degree from College of Medicine, Korea University in 1987 and a PHD in psychiatry from Korea University in 1998. Dr. Kim has been affiliated with Korea University since 1998, first as an assistant professor (1998-2000), then as associated professor (2001-2005), professor (2006- present). For the past 20 years, his professional activities have extended beyond the area of pure clinical or research work. Dr. Kim has well over 200 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, including Biological Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, Clinical Journal of Psychiatry, and Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry and 30 publications of book chapters and have made over 90 academic presentations in my area of interest. Dr. Kim is a fellow of Collogicum Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum, International Society for Affective Disorders, World Federation of the Society of biological Psychiatry. He currently sits on the editorial boards of some leading academic journals in the field of neurobiology, including Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry Investigation, World Journal Psychiatry, Annals of Depression and Anxiety, Psychiatry Journal and so on. Dr. Kim received prestigious awards such as Astrageneca Award and Dr. Paul Janssen Schizophrenia Research Award. Dr. Kim is currently the president of Korean society of Biological Psychiatry (2016-present).

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Highlights on Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics in Depression

    Pages 3-16

    Fabbri, Chiara (et al.)

  • Imaging Genetics Studies on Susceptibility Genes for Major Depressive Disorder, the Present and the Future

    Pages 17-39

    Won, Eunsoo (et al.)

  • Gene-Environment Interactions and Role of Epigenetics in Depression

    Pages 41-50

    Lin, Eugene (et al.)

  • miRNAs As Critical Epigenetic Players in Determining Neurobiological Correlates of Major Depressive Disorder

    Pages 51-69

    Roy, Bhaskar (et al.)

  • The Role of Early Life Stress in HPA Axis and Depression

    Pages 71-80

    Juruena, Mario F. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Depression
Book Subtitle
Volume 1. Biomedical and Neurobiological Background
Editors
  • Yong-Ku Kim
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6580-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6580-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6579-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4907-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 322
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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