Depression and Dementia

Depression and Dementia

Author: Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594541140

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Many of the mechanisms of brain action, in health, as well as diseases like depression and dementia, are non-linear. 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 lateralised 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 individualised 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 standardised 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.
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: V. Olga B. Emery, Thomas E. Oxman
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: JHU Press

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Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Allen Jack Edwards
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-29 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Late-Life Depression
Language: en
Pages: 417
Authors: Steven P. Roose, Harold A. Sackeim
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-07-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Devoted to the epidemiology, phenomenology, psychobiology, treatment and consequences of late-life depression. Although much has been written about depressive disorders, the focus has been primarily on the illness as experienced in younger adults. The effects of aging on the brain, the physiological and behavioral consequences of recurrent depression, and the
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Language: en
Authors: Stephen M. Stahl
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Lydia Gimenez-Llort, Bjorn Johansson
Categories: Science
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