Chapter 4. Neuroendocrinological Research in Psychiatry

  1. Juan José López-Ibor2,
  2. Wolfgang Gaebel3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Charles B. Nemeroff and
  2. David A. Gutman

Published Online: 30 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0470846461.ch4

Psychiatry as a Neuroscience

Psychiatry as a Neuroscience

How to Cite

Nemeroff, C. B. and Gutman, D. A. (2002) Neuroendocrinological Research in Psychiatry, in Psychiatry as a Neuroscience (eds J. J. López-Ibor, W. Gaebel, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470846461.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  2. 3

    University of Düsseldorf, Germany

  3. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, 1639 Pierce Drive, Suite 4000, Atlanta, GA 30322-4990, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471496564

Online ISBN: 9780470846469



  • neuroendocrinology;
  • depression;
  • anxiety;
  • corticotropin-releasing factor;
  • corticotropin-releasing hormones;
  • CRF;
  • CRH;
  • T3;
  • T4;
  • thyroid hormones;
  • prolactin


The occurrence of prominent psychiatric symptoms associated with primary endocrine disorders provided a rationale for exploring the connection between hormones and both affective and cognitive function. This chapter explores evidence linking abnormalities in neurohormone levels including corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), thyroid hormones, prolactin oxytocin, vasopressin, among others, with specific psychiatric disorders.