Hormones, Gender and the Aging Brain: The Endocrine Basis of Geriatric Psychiatry

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April 2014



This clinical reference addresses the hormonal basis of mental disorders in older people.


'This reference text provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the role of hormones (primarily steroid hormones, such as estrogens, androgens, glucocorticoids and thyroid hormones) in the aging brain and in relationship to mental health in the elderly ... an excellent review of current knowledge in endocrinology related to geriatric psychiatry.' Deborah R. Gustafson, Acta Psychiatrica '... an engaging read for those working on old age psychiatry ... it brings things together clearly and offers a stimulating and enjoyable read'. Susan M. Benbow, International Geriatric Psychiatry '... provides valuable information for clinicians and basic researchers alike in this complex and growing area.' Glenda Gillies, Journal of Neurological & Neurosurgical Psychiatry '... clear, well presented ... it offers plenty of ideas for future research in the area of endocrinology and psychiatry ...' Bebe Fahy, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
EAN: 9780521653046
ISBN: 0521653045
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2014
Seitenanzahl: 378 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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