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Psychotic Disorders

An Update

Edited by Federico Durbano

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department in ASST Melegnano and Martesana

In this book, with the involvement not only of clinical psychiatrists but also of neurobiologists, specific issues of psychotic disorders (mainly schizophrenia and mood disorders) are reviewed. The focus of attention ranges from therapeutics to the new frontiers of epigenetics. A special focus is on the individual reactions to psychosis (ranging from psychological ones to treatments and neurobiological basis). Because of the rapid development of neurosciences, which are showing common underling factors to different phenotypical expressions of mental illness, we are facing an enormous growth of biological data, which is not always easy to interpret. The risk is to forget that we are relating to other individuals, with their stories, and, most of all, with their environmental resources and interactions. The contributions to this book will range from individual experience (a personal history of illness) through some aspects of individual management of illness (insight), from correct use of available psychosocial resources to the environment-gene relationships (epigenetics).

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Psychotic DisordersAn UpdateEdited by Federico Durbano

Published: June 27th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70973

ISBN: 978-1-78923-325-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-324-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-500-4

Copyright year: 2018

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5 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Unmet Needs and Future Developments

By Federico Durbano


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2. Descent into Darkness

By Susan Weiner


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3. Lack of Insight in Bipolar Disorder: The Impact on Treatment Adherence, Adverse Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life

By Cătălina Angela Crișan


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4. Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Constructs, Burden, and Management

By Agota Barabassy, Balázs Szatmári, István Laszlovszky and György Németh


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5. Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation to Facilitate Recovery of People Living with Long-Term Schizophrenia in Developing Countries

By Siew Yim Loh


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6. Genetics and Epigenetics of Schizophrenia

By Esmaeil Shahsavand Ananloo


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7. Immune System Dysregulation and Autoimmunity in Schizophrenia: IgGs from Sera of Patients with Several Catalytic Activities

By Valentina N. Buneva, Evgeny A. Ermakov and Georgy A. Nevinsky


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8. Epigenetic and Schizophrenia

By Ariel Cariaga-Martinez and Raúl Alelú-Paz


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