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Epigenetics and Neuroendocrinology

Clinical Focus on Psychiatry, Volume 1

  • Dietmar Spengler
  • Elisabeth Binder

Part of the Epigenetics and Human Health book series (EHH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Epigenetics and the Stress System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. J. Lupien, I. Ouellet-Morin, C. M. Herba, R Juster, B. S. McEwen
      Pages 3-48
    3. Ioannis Zalachoras, Onno C. Meijer
      Pages 73-95
    4. Christoph A. Zimmermann, Florian Raabe, Anke Hoffmann
      Pages 115-133
    5. Asaf Marco, Aron Weller, Noam Meiri
      Pages 135-163
    6. Nadine Provencal, Renaud Massart, Zsofia Nemoda, Stephen Suomi
      Pages 165-190
    7. Richard G. Hunter
      Pages 191-205
  3. Epigenetics and Sexual Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Margaret M. McCarthy, Sara L. Stockman, Bridget M. Nugent
      Pages 209-232
    3. Joseph R. Kurian
      Pages 243-264

About this book


The field of neuroendocrinology has extended from the initial interest in the hypothalamic control of pituitary secretion to embrace multiple reciprocal interactions between the central nervous system and endocrine systems in the coordination of homeostasis and various physiological responses from adaptation to disease. Most recently, epigenetic mechanisms were recognized for their role in the development of the neuroendocrine axes as well as in the mediation of gene-environment interactions in stress-related psychiatry disorders.


DNA methylation epigenetic biomarkers gene-environment interactions neuroendocrine differentiation sex-specific programming stress-related psychiatry disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietmar Spengler
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Binder
    • 2
  1. 1.Translational Res. in PsychiatryMax Planck Institute of PsychiatryMunichGermany
  2. 2.Translational Res. in PsychiatryMax Planck Institute of PsychiatryMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Epigenetics and Neuroendocrinology
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Focus on Psychiatry, Volume 1
  • Editors Dietmar Spengler
    Elisabeth Binder
  • Series Title Epigenetics and Human Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Epigenetics,Human Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24491-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79636-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24493-8
  • Series ISSN 2191-2262
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-2270
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Human Genetics
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“The intended audience … includes researchers studying epigenetics in regard to stress-related psychiatric disorders such post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Clinicians who would like to stay informed about this interesting research would also benefit from reading this book. … This is an interesting and very informative book on epigenetics and neuroendocrinology in relation to psychiatric disorders and the brain and behavior. … it is a welcome addition to the psychiatric literature.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2016)