Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Behavioral Neurobiology of Schizophrenia and Its Treatment

Editors: Swerdlow, Neal R. (Ed.)

  • Gives a comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art of treatment of schizophrenia
  • Provides new tools to access and target real-life function and functional outcome in the schizophrenia
  • Features contributions by international experts
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Schizophrenia research is in a dynamic state; this text gives a foothold for where we stand today, and a map for where our field may move tomorrow. Chapters on treatment describe major changes in clinical and neural targets, and new technologies for drug delivery, even as we struggle to address adverse effects of old treatments. The text next reviews advances in the experimental analysis of the schizophrenias. Where we once faced a paucity of biological signals, our field now sees an expanding list of clear neural abnormalities, and chapters focus on those in circuitry connecting prefrontal cortex, thalamus and mesial temporal lobes. The rapid evolution of schizophrenia genetics is described: older strategies for finding disorder genes, jettisoned in favor of studies of aberrant copy number variants, rare mutations or DNA methylation, and of molecular signaling pathways that trigger downstream disturbances in critical brain circuits. With what we now know about the complex biology of the schizophrenias, a key question becomes whether we can manipulate this biology in a way that fundamentally changes the course of this disorder. This text provides a context for students, investigators and clinicians to understand this stage in our evolving field, and to look ahead to the future of schizophrenia research.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Assessing Function and Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia

    Bromley, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Antipsychotics and Metabolics in the Post-CATIE Era

    Meyer, Jonathan M.

    Pages 23-42

  • Pharmacological Strategies for Enhancing Cognition in Schizophrenia

    Barch, Deanna M.

    Pages 43-96

  • Treatment Implications of the Schizophrenia Prodrome

    Kaur, Tejal (et al.)

    Pages 97-121

  • Antipsychotic Drug Development

    Kim, Dennis H. (et al.)

    Pages 123-139

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eBook $269.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Neurobiology of Schizophrenia and Its Treatment
Editors
  • Neal R. Swerdlow
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13717-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13717-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13716-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26462-7
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 666
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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