Chrononeuroendocrinology of Depression

An Interpretation of Neuroendocrine Rhythms on the Basis of Pharmacological Studies
  • Alessandro Agnoli
  • Massimo Baldassarre
  • Fabrizio Stocchi
  • Nicola Martucci
  • Giovanni Murialdo
  • Claudio Zauli
  • Rosaria D’urso
  • Paolo Falaschi


The recent progress in neurobiology has redefined most of the classical concepts in the neurosciences. Not even the role of the neurotransmitters, from the study of which many data about the pathophysiology of the nervous system were drawn, has remained unchanged by the new considerations. In fact, their functions, previously believed to be transmission of biological messages from neuron to neuron or from neuron to a peripheral receptor, have been newly defined (Calne, 1979).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Agnoli
    • 1
  • Massimo Baldassarre
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Stocchi
    • 2
  • Nicola Martucci
    • 2
  • Giovanni Murialdo
    • 3
  • Claudio Zauli
    • 3
  • Rosaria D’urso
    • 4
  • Paolo Falaschi
    • 4
  1. 1.I Clinica NeurologicaUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Clinica NeurologicaUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Semeiotica Medica, I.S.M.I.University of GenoaGenoaItaly
  4. 4.V Clinica MedicaUniversity of RomeRomeItaly

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