Psychoneuroendocrine Dysfunction

  • Nandkumar S. Shah
  • Alexander G. Donald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Arunkumar B. Shah, Nandkumar S. Shah, Donald W. Morgan, Alexander G. Donald
    Pages 1-14
  3. Ermanno Rolandi, Tommaso Barreca
    Pages 41-71
  4. William J. Freed, Lloyd A. Bing, Arnold E. Andersen, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 83-109
  5. S. Richardson, G. Tolis
    Pages 111-127
  6. Daniela Cocchi, Vittorio Locatelli, Eugenio E. Müller
    Pages 173-208
  7. Raymon Durso, Stefano A. Ruggieri, Alessandro Denaro, Carol A. Tamminga
    Pages 209-230
  8. D. A. Powell, Shirley L. Buchanan
    Pages 231-242
  9. Giacomo D’Elia, Svend-Otto Frederiksen
    Pages 243-254
  10. J. J. Legros, Ioana Lancranjan
    Pages 255-278
  11. Gayle A. Olson, Richard D. Olson, Abba J. Kastin, David H. Coy
    Pages 279-292
  12. Frăncesca Brambilla, Andrea Genazzani, Fabio Facchinetti
    Pages 309-329
  13. Noboru Hatotani, Junichi Nomura, Isao Kitayama
    Pages 331-342
  14. Gregory M. Brown, Paul Grof, Eva Grof
    Pages 343-356

About this book


There is no area in medicine that has affected biological psychiatry more pro­ 15 years in en­ foundly than the developments that have occurred in the last docrinology and more specifically in neuroendocrinology. In the 1960s, the regulation of endocrine function was considered to rest primarily in the feed­ back system between the pituitary and the secretions of various target organs. In R. H. Williams' Fourth Edition of the Textbook of Endocrinology published in 1968, the chapter on neuroendocrinology did refer to the median eminence gland with a relatively brief mention of various releasing factors that were the subject of ongoing studies. Only six years later, in the Fifth Edition published in 1974, Seymour Reichlin's chapter on neuroendocrinology listed nine specific hypothalamic releasing factors of which three had already been isolated and purified and thus were referred to as hormones. Most recently in the current Sixth Edition, published in 1981, the chapter on neuroendocrinology contains a detailed description of the physiology of the various hypothalamic releasing factors and hormones, but also significant emphasis is given to the various neurotransmitters that have been shown to regulate the synthesis and release of these important hypothalamic hormones. In addition, there appeared for the first time in this classic textbook a chapter on psychoendocrinology. One may wonder why there is so much interest not only in endocrinology but more recently in psychology and psychiatry about psychoneuroendocrine It has been known for some time function. Several reasons may be suggested.


brain depression endocrinology hormone memory nervous system neurobiology neuroendocrinology neurology neurotransmitter pharmacology physiology psychiatry psychology schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Nandkumar S. Shah
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexander G. Donald
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Ensor Foundation Research LaboratoryWilliam S. Hall Psychiatric InstituteColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral ScienceUniversity of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.William S. Hall Psychiatric InstituteColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4531-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4529-9
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