Anhedonia: A Comprehensive Handbook Volume II

Neuropsychiatric And Physical Disorders

  • Michael S. Ritsner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anhedonia in Psychotic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero, Diane C. Gooding, Mercedes Paino, Serafín Lemos-Giráldez, José Muñiz
      Pages 19-54
    3. Anna R. Docherty, Scott R. Sponheim
      Pages 105-123
  3. Anhedonia in Mood and Personality Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jonathan M. DePierro, Wendy D’Andrea, Paul Frewen
      Pages 175-189
    3. Charlotte Keating, Susan L. Rossell
      Pages 191-201
    4. Thomas R. Kwapil, Georgina M. Gross, Charlotte A. Chun, Paul J. Silvia, Neus Barrantes-Vidal
      Pages 203-226
    5. Raymond C. K. Chan, Chao Yan, Yi Wang, Qi-feng Yin, Simon S. Y. Lui, Eric F. C. Cheung
      Pages 227-245
    6. Gwenolé Loas
      Pages 247-253
  4. Anhedonia in Neurological and Physical Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Marco Mula
      Pages 257-264
    3. Gianfranco Spalletta, Francesca Assogna, Carlo Caltagirone, Albert F. G. Leentjens
      Pages 265-290
    4. Gwenolé Loas
      Pages 291-299
    5. Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Letteria Spadaro, Placido Bramanti
      Pages 301-318
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-328

About this book


This is the first comprehensive two-volume collection on anhedonia, a disorder that played an important role in psychopathology theories at the beginning of the twentieth century. Anhedonia is a condition in which the capacity of pleasure is partially or completely lost, and it refers to both a personality trait, and a “state symptom” in various neuropsychiatric and physical disorders. It has a putative neural substrate, originating in the dopaminergic mesolimbic and mesocortical reward circuit. Over the past three decades cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience have expanded our understanding of anhedonia and other reward-related processes. The aim of this new two-volume collection on anhedonia is to highlight the contributions of eminent scientists in this field as well as to provide readers with comprehensive accounts of recent developments as perceived by the authors. This monograph is divided into five parts. Volume I contains parts one and two (Conceptual Issues and Neurobiological Advances) including 14 chapters that serve as an introduction and overview of conceptual issues. Volume II contains three parts (Anhedonia in Psychotic Disorders, Anhedonia in Mood and Personality Disorders, and Anhedonia in Neurological and Physical Disorders) including 15 chapters that provide an overview of the construct, measurement of anhedonia in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, hedonic capacity and related factors in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, anhedonia as an indicator of genetic liability for schizophrenia, and as a trait marker for depression, the role of an anhedonia in trauma-related disorders, anorexia nervosa, stress-induced eating disorders, schizotypal traits and risk of suicide. This book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers including psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, general practitioners, geriatricians, graduate students, and health care providers in the fields of mental health.


Drug addiction Neuroscience Personality disorders Rehabilitation Schizophrenia and mood disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael S. Ritsner
    • 1
  1. 1.Haifa & Sha'ar Menashe Mental Health CenterIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaderaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8609-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8610-2
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