Depressive Disorders: Mechanisms, Measurement and Management

  • Yiru Fang

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1180)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yiru Fang, Ruizhi Mao
    Pages 1-17
  3. Chen Zhang, Han Rong
    Pages 19-57
  4. Daihui Peng, Zhijian Yao
    Pages 59-83
  5. Guoqing Zhao, Xiaohua Liu
    Pages 85-98
  6. Lin Xu, Rongrong Mao
    Pages 99-116
  7. Wu Hong, Qinting Zhang
    Pages 117-133
  8. Yuqiang Ding, Jinxia Dai
    Pages 147-178
  9. Yiru Fang, Zhiguo Wu
    Pages 179-191
  10. Zuowei Wang, Xiancang Ma, Chunlan Xiao
    Pages 193-199
  11. Xiaobai Li, Qi Wang
    Pages 233-265
  12. Zuowei Wang, Zhiang Niu, Lu Yang, Lvchun Cui
    Pages 267-276
  13. Min Cai, Huaning Wang, Xia Zhang
    Pages 277-295
  14. Guoqing Zhao, Xiaohua Liu
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book offers a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning the basic and clinical, neuroscientific and psychiatric findings in depression research. Depressive disorder is a severe and recurrent brain disorder that can manifest in depressive mood, somatic symptoms and cognitive impairment. The underlying mechanisms of depressive disorder and its clinical practice are subjects of long-standing interests. This book is a biologically plausible and multilevel theory which describes neural, physiological, molecular and genomic mechanisms that drive depression pathogenesis, as well as navigates the clinical practice and management for depressive disorder.  It mainly describes advances made over the past 20 years on the neural, molecular, neuroimaging, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and internet-based measurement and management of depressive disorder. It will help postgraduate students and academic researchers to get either basic or clinical picture of depressive disorder. Also, it may benefit pharmaceutical companies for developing novel drugs to treat this disease.  


Depression Biological advance Clinical practice Therapeutic strategy Course management

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiru Fang
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Mood DisordersShanghai Mental Health CenterShanghaiChina

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