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Psychiatric Disorders

Worldwide Advances

Edited by Toru Uehara

Gunma University, Japan

A psychiatric disorder is defined as any complex condition that involves the impairment of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. Aside from knowing the physical organic factors, its causal pathology has remained a mystery. Regarding recent advances in psychiatry and neurosciences, psychiatric disorders have been closely associated with socio-cultural, psychological, biochemical, epigenetic or neural-networking factors. A need for diverse approaches or support strategies is present, which should serve as common knowledge, empathetic views or useful skills for specialists in the filed. This book contains multifarious and powerful papers from all over the world, addressing themes such as the neurosciences, psychosocial interventions, medical factors, possible vulnerability and traumatic events. Doubtlessly, this book will be fruitful for future development and collaboration in "world psychiatry".

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Psychiatric DisordersWorldwide AdvancesEdited by Toru Uehara

Published: October 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1289

ISBN: 978-953-307-833-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6708-2

Copyright year: 2011

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53257 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Serotonergic Modulation of the Prefrontal Cortex: From Neurons to Brain Waves

By M. Victoria Puig


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2. Radiologic Imaging in Psychiatric Disorders in the Light of Recent Developments

By Duzgun Yildirim


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3. Dissociative Tendency, Anger Expression, and Frontal Activation During a Verbal Fluency Task

By Toru Uehara, Yoko Ishige and Masashi Suda


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4. Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP): A Disorder-Oriented, Theory-Driven Psychotherapy Method from the “Third Generation” of Behavior Therapy Models, Designed for the Treatment of Chronic Depression

By Dieter Schoepf and Peter Neudeck


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5. Animal-Assisted Interventions; Effects on Human Mental Health - A Theoretical Framework

By Bente Berget and Camilla Ihlebæk


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6. Institutional Therapeutic Alliance in Multi-Professional Treatments with Severely Disturbed Patients

By Ricardo Pulido


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7. Quality of Life in Mentally Ill People

By Jan Luzny


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8. Interaction Between Inflammatory State and Neurochemical Changes in Major Psychiatric Disorders

By Aye Mu Myint and Markus J Schwarz


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9. The Impact of Cardiometabolic Risk in Patients with Severe Mental Illness: From Evidence to Clinical Management

By Guido Di Sciascio and Salvatore Calo


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10. Psychiatric Comorbidity and Pharmacotherapy in Patients with Oral Lichen Planus

By Zohreh Dalirsani, Zahra Delavarian, Abbas Javadzade-Bolouri and Peyman Hashemian


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11. Borna Disease Virus and Psychiatric Disorders: Can Viruses Influence Psychiatric Disorders?

By Sylva Rackova and Lubos Janu


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12. Explanations for Elevated Psychiatric Vulnerability in Nonheterosexuals: Environmental Stressors, Genetics, and the HPA and HPG Axes

By Brendan P. Zietsch


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13. Long-Term Neuropsychiatric Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury

By Michael Dilley and Cerian Avent


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14. Are Teachers Aware of the Potential Consequences of Their Work-Related-Stress Such as Burnout and Other Main Pathologies?

By Vittorio Lodolo-D'Oria


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