Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009

Editors: Gattaz, Wagner F., Busatto Filho, Geraldo (Eds.)

  • Based on the Sixth Symposium on the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia which started in 1986 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the University of Heidelberg and is now one of the most respected forums for schizophrenia research
  • Content stems from the lectures of 35 leading Scizophrenia researchers addressing an audience of 60 world renowned scientists
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Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009

Edited by Wagner F. Gattaz and Gerardo Busatto

 

Schizophrenia stands as a major psychiatric mystery: devastating to patients and families, resistant to treatment, burdened by stigma, causes unknown. As interest and research in the disorder continue worldwide, new sources for comprehensive reviews of cutting-edge studies are of growing importance. The leadoff volume of Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009 fills this need with welcome innovation and scientific rigor.

Presenting papers from the recent Symposium on the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia, leading scientists offer latest findings, promising theories, relevant controversies, and emerging frontiers, in areas as varied as commonalities with other psychotic disorders and the impact of social factors on rehabilitation. Whether one’s interest is in prevalence, genetics, risk factors, neuropathology, diagnostic boundaries, or treatment options, the discussion includes a number of intriguing and informative perspectives.

A sampling of the topics covered:

  • Incidence and outcome of schizophrenia: the view from around the world.
  • Schizophrenia: neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, or both?
  • The molecular genetics and proteomics of schizophrenia.
  • Marijuana use: distraction from the issues, or key to the disease?
  • Antipsychotic drug treatment: facts and fiction
  • The case for schizophrenia as cognitive disorder.

This wide-ranging coverage makes Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009 a reference for professionals in clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology and other mental health workers, promoting more nuanced understanding of the disease, providing deeper insights into its management, and inspiring new possibilities for practice and research.

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From the reviews: “The book is a comprehensive update of the recent developments in schizophrenia research … . book represents the state of affairs in schizophrenia research. … The target audience includes ‘professionals in clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and other mental health workers.’ … This book will provide readers with the current research findings in schizophrenia from the ‘one diseasers’ (analogous to the flat earthers!). However, researchers in schizophrenia will find it a useful reference.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2010)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Incidence and Outcome of Schizophrenia Across the Globe

    Menezes, Paulo R.

    Pages 3-17

  • Gene–Environment Interactions for Searchers: Collaboration between Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics

    Os, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 19-50

  • The Natural History of the Course and Outcome of Schizophrenia

    Allardyce, Judith (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Impact of Contextual Environmental Mechanisms on the Incidence of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

    Kirkbride, James B.

    Pages 67-96

  • Disinhibition of Prefrontal Cortex Neurons in Schizophrenia

    Moghaddam, B. (et al.)

    Pages 99-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Schizophrenia Research 2009
Editors
  • Wagner F. Gattaz
  • Geraldo Busatto Filho
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0913-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0913-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0912-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8321-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 465
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