Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Editors: Wildenauer, Dieter B. (Ed.)

  • Gives an overview about ongoing research and most promising findings into molecular causes for disorders that affect the human brain

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It is generally accepted that neuropsychiatric disorders have a biological basis. Pathological changes leading to illness have been confirmed for Alzheimer’s (amyloid plaques) and Parkinson’s disease (loss of dopaminergic transmission) and are the foundation for studies on the molecular biology of these disorders. For other neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular for schizophrenic and affective disorders, molecular causes appear to be more complex and therefore remain hypothetical, despite decades of research. Changes in a number of neuronal pathways and structures have been reported to be associated with these disorders and are currently under extensive investigation. The present volume reviews recent knowledge with emphasis on ongoing research findings. Current hypotheses based on these findings are described and discussed.

Knowing the molecular basis of these disorders is not only of academic interest, but is essential for:

• identifying risk factors contributing to the development of the disorders,

• detecting biomarkers which will aid in diagnosis,

• providing new and specific targets for development of causal pharmacological

treatment.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Decoding the Genetics and Underlying Mechanisms of Mood Disorders Sevilla D. Detera-Wadleigh and Takeo Yoshikawa

    Detera-Wadleigh, Sevilla D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-50

  • Dissecting the Molecular Causes of Schizophrenia

    Wildenauer, Dieter B. (et al.)

    Pages 51-79

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Klauck, Sabine M

    Pages 81-98

  • Molecular Genetics of ADHD

    Misener, Virginia L. (et al.)

    Pages 99-164

  • The Genetics of Anxiety Disorders

    Hamilton, Steven P.

    Pages 165-185

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Biology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Editors
  • Dieter B. Wildenauer
Series Title
Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85383-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85383-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85382-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09906-9
Series ISSN
0933-1891
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 294
Topics