The significance of hormone action in psychiatry has been long studied, now including the psychiatric effects of hormones on the aging process. This clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people. Hormones influence a wide range of states and conditions, from pain tolerance and anorexia to attention, mood, immunity, cardiovascular and cognitive function, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Written by an eminent team of psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians and neuropharmacologists, this book brings together established information and findings in four sections:An overview of the basic science of neurosteroidsSex difference and the roles that cortisol, thyroid hormone, and the sex steroids estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone and testosterone play in common mental disorders and pain sensitivityPsychoneuroimmunology in relation to ageSex differences and hormones in psychotropic drug metabolism in the elderly.
Deborah R. Gustafson Source: Acta Psychiatrica
Susan M. Benbow Source: International Geriatric Psychiatry
Glenda Gillies Source: Journal of Neurological & Neurosurgical Psychiatry
Bebe Fahy Source: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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