- Examines the biological underpinnings of how stress and depression work on the brain
- Formulates a specific stress-inducible type of depression
- Discusses how best to treat stress-induced depression
Introduction; 1. Diagnosing depression; 2. Traumatic life events: general issues; 3. Life events and depression: preliminary issues; 4. Life events and depression: is there a causal connection; 5. Genetics and depression Jim van Os; 6. Gene-environment correlation and interaction in depression Jim van Os; 7. Monomines and depression; 8. Stress hormones and depression Ron de Kloet and Herman van Praag; 9. Stress, the brain and depression; Epilogue; Index.