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Depression and Dementia:Progress in Brain Research, Clinical App
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Editors: Sarbadhikari, S. N. (India Institute of Technology)
Book Description:
Many of the mechanisms of brain action, in health, as well as diseases like depression and dementia, are nonlinear. The psychomotor theory can shed some light on the brain-mind-body interaction in health and disease. Specific neurotransmitters through their different receptor subtypes ultimately act along some final common pathway, in a lateralized fashion to produce depression and dementia. The currently available neurochemical and genetic evidences and their correlation with life events from population based studies, may be useful in screening susceptibility to dementia and depression. Further, criteria may be set up for susceptibility to these diseases and they might help designing early interventions in prevention of depression and dementia. The breakdown of the BBB (Blood brain barrier) through Heat Shock Protein (HSP) is also responsible for many neurodegenerative diseases. Aggressive and individualized management of patients suffering from depression and dementia may be the most promising gift of medical science and technology to humanity. Nonlinear dynamic analysis (NDA) of EEG (electroencephalography) may aid in the differential diagnosis of dementias. However, the methodologies have to be standardized further to make it clinically acceptable universally. ERPs (event related potentials in EEG) can be of great help in diagnosis and also assessing prognosis of dementias. Finally, fusion or hybrid techniques, especially those incorporating fMRI or functional magnetic resonance imaging (along with qEEG or quantitative EEG) can be of immense help in diagnosing, managing and predicting the prognosis of depression and dementia. This book discusses the above issues and offers an important update in the area of depression and dementia.

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Preface; Chapter 1. Frontiers of Research in Neuroscience and Psychiatry (N. Pradhan et al., National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India)pp.1-20; Chapter 2. Psychomotor Theory: Mind-Brain-Body Triad in Health and Disease (U. Tan, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey)pp.21-54; Chapter 3. Depression, Dementia and Dexterity: In Quest of a Denominator (S. N. Sarbadhikari, India Institute of Technology)pp.55-84; Chapter 4. Biomaker Epidemiology of Depression – Population Based Evidences of Neurochemical and Genetic Abnormalities (A. Chakrabarti, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, India)pp.85-96; Chapter 5. Selective Neuronal Vulnerability, Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption and Heat Shock Protein Expression in Stress Induced Neurodegeneration (H. S. Sharma, Uppsala University, Sweden)pp.97-152; Chapter 6. Multi-Pronged Approach for Studying Lateralization in Depression (Subodh K., Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar, India and M. K. Mandal, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Timarpur, India)pp.153-182; Chapter 7. Recent Advances in Biology of Depression: Clinical Perspectives (S. Kumar, Rotorua Hospital, New Zealand)pp.183-212; Chapter 8. Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis: its Applications to EEG Recordings in Dementias (J. Jeong, Korea University)pp.213-244; Chapter 9. EEG in Dementia: Review of the Past, View into the Future (V. Jelic, Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden)pp.245-304; Chapter 10. Event Related Potentials (ERPs) in Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (F. Idiman, Dokuz Eylül University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey)pp.305-318; Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-114-0
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