Sleep and Sleep Disorders

A Neuropsychopharmacological Approach

  • Malcolm Lader
  • Daniel P. Cardinali
  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basic Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marisa Pedemonte, Ricardo A. Velluti
      Pages 10-14
    3. Vijay Ramesh, Velayudhan Mohan Kumar
      Pages 15-26
    4. Vadim S. Rotenberg
      Pages 27-35
    5. Birendra N. Mallick, Satvinder Kaur, Stephen Thankachan, Dinesh Pal
      Pages 36-42
    6. Laura E. Nelson, Nicholas P. Franks, Mervyn Maze
      Pages 43-52
  3. Chronopharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Haruo Nagayama, Germaine Cornélissen, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, Franz Halberg
      Pages 55-94
    3. Lennard P. Niles
      Pages 95-99
    4. Dieter Kunz, Richard Mahlberg
      Pages 100-106
    5. Irina V. Zhdanova
      Pages 107-110
    6. Daniel P. Cardinali, Analía M. Furio, Luis I. Brusco, Cynthia Liberczuk
      Pages 111-120
  4. Clinical Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Daniel F. Kripke
      Pages 141-145
    3. Henry J. Moller, Colin M. Shapiro, Leonid Kayumov
      Pages 146-150

About this book


Many recent discoveries in both laboratory and clinical settings have greatly increased our understanding of sleep medicine and the relevant psychopharmacology. This timely book serves to present updated information about the neuropsychopharmacology of sleep as this field enters mainstream psychiatry, neurology and medicine This volume has assembled articles that summarize and review carefully, a chosen selection of the latest discoveries concerning sleep medicine, sleep physiology and sleep pharmacology. Outstanding contributions have been sought from acknowledged experts in their respective fields.  The goal of the volume is to present the more recent developments and advances in the fields of sleep and neuropsychopharmacology, as well as to provide a context for considering them both in depth and from multidisciplinary perspectives.   This volume brings together the collective expertise of clinicians and basic researchers who represent a range of interests in neuroscience, neuropharmacology, sleep physiology, and biological rhythms.  Presenting a thoughtful balance of basic experimental and clinical facts and viewpoints, this book will serve as a foundation for understanding, and ultimately treating, sleep disorders.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Lader
    • 1
  • Daniel P. Cardinali
    • 2
  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Psychiatry at the MaudsleyKing’s College London University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Departamento de Fisiología Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Comprehensive Center for Sleep Medicine Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-27681-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27682-3
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