Chapter 15. Melatonin and Affective Disorders

  1. David Evered Organizer and
  2. Sarah Clark
  1. Lennart Wetterberg

Published Online: 30 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch15

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal

How to Cite

Wetterberg, L. (2008) Melatonin and Affective Disorders, in Ciba Foundation Symposium 117 - Photoperiodism, Melatonin and the Pineal (eds D. Evered and S. Clark), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470720981.ch15

Author Information

  1. Karolinska Institute, Department of Psychiatry, St. Goran's Hospital, Box 125 00, S-112 81, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780272798218

Online ISBN: 9780470720981

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Keywords:

  • melatonin;
  • affective disorders;
  • pineal hormone melatonin;
  • serum melatonin concentrations;
  • maximal nocturnal melatonin levels

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Genetic Model of Depression

  • Biological Markers of Affective Disorders

  • Melatonin as a Possible Marker in Affective Disorders

  • Melatonin and Seasonal Variation

  • Reports of Melatonin in Depression

  • Melatonin Determination by Radioimmunoassay

  • Several Factors Influence Melatonin Levels in Serum

  • A Low Melatonin Syndrome in Depression

  • The Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal Axis and Melatonin

  • 6-Sulphatoxy Melatonin in Depression

  • Cluster Headache and Melatonin

  • Rebound in Nocturnal Melatonin Release after Exposure to Light is Lacking in Depression

  • References

  • Discussion

  • References