Brain Protection in Schizophrenia, Mood and Cognitive Disorders

Editors: Ritsner, Michael S. (Ed.)

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  • Presents neuroprotective strategies
  • Examines mechanisms of brain protection
  • Covers neuromodulation for neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Features novel neuroprotective agents
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Neuroprotection is a novel perspective for the treatment of disorders that lead to neurodegeneration and disabilities as a result of deterioration of neurons due to apoptosis, oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and other mechanisms. These mechanisms have implications not only for neurodegenerative disorders, but also for schizophrenia, mood and cognitive disorders. The purpose of this book is to provide an up-to-date overview of basic and clinical studies concerning the neuroprotective approach, mechanisms, and several compounds with neuroprotective properties that may contribute to more efficacious treatment of major mental health disorders. The book is divided into two sections. The first section serves as an introduction and overview of conceptual issues of the neuroprotective approach, and some neurobiological advances. Chapters in this section review definitions, perspectives, and issues that provide a conceptual base for the rest of the book. In addition, this part includes chapters in which the authors present and discuss the findings from basic studies of neurodegenerative mechanisms that are associated with the pathogenesis of major mental health disorders. The second section focuses on findings obtained from clinical trials with neuroprotective compounds, and neuromodulatory techniques. The take-home message is that principles of the neuroprotective approach may be applied to treatment of schizophrenia, mood and cognitive disorders. Contributors to this book are among the most active investigators and clinicians in the field who provide new perspectives not only clarifying ongoing controversies but also propose diverse aspects and new insights to neuroprotection. This book is intended for a broad readership, which includes a broad spectrum of readers including neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pharmacologists, clinical psychologists, general practitioners, geriatricians, graduate students, and policy makers in the fields of mental health.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Brain Protection in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Past, Present and Future Challenges

    Susser, Ehud (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Towards a New Paradigm in Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity

    Muresanu, Dafin F.

    Pages 27-44

  • What Protects Patients with Schizophrenia from Developing Alzheimer Pathology?

    Bernstein, Hans-Gert (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

  • Assessing In Vivo Neurodegeneration in Schizophrenia Using Magnetic Resonance

    Théberge, Jean

    Pages 67-104

  • Vulnerability of the Brain to Neuropsychiatric Disorders Resulting from Abnormal Thyroid Hormone or Vitamin D Homeostasis

    Bailey, Sarah J. (et al.)

    Pages 105-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brain Protection in Schizophrenia, Mood and Cognitive Disorders
Editors
  • Michael S. Ritsner
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8553-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8553-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8552-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9974-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 663
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