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Psychiatric Disorders

Trends and Developments

Edited by Toru Uehara

Gunma University, Japan

Due to their prevalence, pervasiveness and burden inflicted on men and women of today, psychiatric disorders are considered as one of the most important, sever and painful illnesses. This impairment of cognitive, emotional, or behavioural functioning is in some cases tragic. Aside from knowing the physical organic factors, such as infections, endocrinal illnesses or head injuries, the aetiology of psychiatric disorders has remained a mystery. However, recent advances in psychiatry and neuroscience have been successful in discovering subsequent pathophysiology and reaching associated bio-psycho-social factors. This book consists of recent trends and developments in psychiatry from all over the world, presented in the form of multifarious and comprehensive articles. The first two sections of the book are reserved for articles on schizophrenia and depression, two major illnesses present in this field. The third section of the book is reserved for addiction psychiatry, related not only to socio-cultural but also biological alterations. The last section of the book, titled Biological Neuropsychiatry, consists of three topics - updated molecular biology, fundamental neuroscience and clinical neuropsychiatric conditions. Doubtlessly, this book will be fruitful for future developments and collaboration in world psychiatry.

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Psychiatric DisordersTrends and DevelopmentsEdited by Toru Uehara

Published: October 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/2330

ISBN: 978-953-307-745-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6534-7

Copyright year: 2011

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65940 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

49 Web of Science Citations

75 Dimensions Citations


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1. Neuropathology of the Prefrontal Cortex Neuropil in Schizophrenia

By Latchman Somenarain


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2. Electrophysiological Deficits in Schizophrenia: Models and Mechanisms

By Catherine R. Jutzeler, Michael E. McMullen, Robert F. Featherstone, Valerie M. Tatard-Leitman, Michael J. Gandal, Gregory C. Carlson and Steven J. Siegel


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3. State of Art of Serum Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Schizophrenia

By Davide Carlino, Monica Baiano, Maurizio De Vanna and Enrico Tongiorgi


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4. Neurocognitive Expression of Hypofrontality in Long Term Schizophrenia

By Marek Krzystanek, Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk and Adam Klasik


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5. Linking Stress and Schizophrenia: A Focus on Prepulse Inhibition

By T.N. Douma, M.J. Millan, B. Olivier and L. Groenink


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6. Childhood and Adolescent Schizophrenia and Other Early-Onset Psychoses

By Hojka Gregoric Kumperscak


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7. Verbal Behavior Analysis as a Diagnostic and Psychopharmacological Strategy for Differentiating Paranoid and Disorganized Schizophrenics

By Frederic Verhaegen and Michel Musiol


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8. Mouse Models of Depression

By Nina Dedic, Sandra M. Walser and Jan M. Deussing


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9. Biological Alterations in Depression

By C. Benton and T. Wiltshire


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10. Depression During Pregnancy: Review of Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects in Developed and Developing Countries

By Priscila Krauss Pereira, Giovanni Marcos Lovisi, Lúcia Abelha Lima, Letícia Fortes Legay, Jacqueline Fernandes de Cintra Santos, Simone Agadir Santos, Daianna Lima Thiengo and Elie Valencia


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11. A New Class of Antidepressant Drugs in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: The Triple Reuptake Inhibitors

By B.P. Guiard


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12. Drug Use Disorders and Recovery

By Arthur J. Lurigio


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13. Contributions of Non-Human Primates to the Understanding of Cocaine Addiction

By Rafael S. Maior, Marilia Barros and Carlos Tomaz


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14. The Epidemiology and Treatment of Prescription Drug Disorders in the United States

By Scott P. Novak, Sara L. Calvin, Cristie Glasheen and Mark J. Edlund


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15. Substance Use and Abuse Among Older Adults: A State of the Art

By Marja Aartsen


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16. Tobacco Addiction

By Stephan Muehlig


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17. Comorbidity of a Serious Mental Illness with an Addiction to Psychoactive Substances

By Krzysztof Krysta, Irena Krupka-Matuszczyk, Małgorzata Janas-Kozik and Małgorzata Stachowicz


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18. Molecular Mechanism of the Involvement of the Susceptibility Genes, DISC1, PACAP, TRAP1 and Dysbindin in Major Psychiatric Disorders Such as Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Disease

By Taiichi Katayama, Shinsuke Matsuzaki, Tsuyosi Hattori and Masaya Tohyama


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19. Neurotransmitter and Behaviour: Serotonin and Anxiety

By André Rex and Heidrun Fink


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20. Psychogenic Movement Disorders

By Carlo Dallocchio


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