Psychopathology: The Evolving Science of Mental Disorder

Psychopathology: The Evolving Science of Mental Disorder

by Steven Matthysse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521032598

ISBN-13: 9780521032599

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The scientific study of mental disorder is progressing rapidly because of new discoveries in molecular genetics, cognitive processes, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy. The study of mental disorder has evolved from a primarily descriptive discipline into a mature science with strong biological underpinnings that incorporates social and developmental data.…  See more details below

Overview

The scientific study of mental disorder is progressing rapidly because of new discoveries in molecular genetics, cognitive processes, neurochemistry, and neuroanatomy. The study of mental disorder has evolved from a primarily descriptive discipline into a mature science with strong biological underpinnings that incorporates social and developmental data. Psychopathology: The Evolving Science of Mental Disorder combines varied fields of research to present a comprehensive picture of current research on psychosis. In this timely volume honoring Professor Philip Holzman, distinguished investigators present new findings from their laboratories, as well as perspectives on areas of rapid growth and change. The editors also provide thoughtful overviews of four major themes in psychopathology research: brain mechanisms, development, thinking, and genetics. This book will appeal to graduate students, clinicians, and researchers in the fields of psychiatry, cognitive science, and neuroscience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521032599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Editor's introduction: From controversy to connectivity3
2The functional parcellation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the heterogeneous facets of schizophrenia7
3Components of working memory deficit in schizophrenia34
4Temporal lobe structural abnormalities in schizophrenia: A selective review and presentation of new magnetic resonance findings51
5Location, location, location: The pathway from behavior to brain locus in schizophrenia100
6The defects of affect and attention in schizophrenia: A possible neuroanatomical substrate127
7Editor's introduction: Methods in the developmental study of madness155
8Developmental psychopathology: From attribution toward information161
Comments on Sheldon H. White's chapter198
9A paradoxical partnership: Some historical and contemporary referents linking adult schizophreniform disorder and resilient children under stress200
10A look at the evolution of developmental models of schizophrenia229
11Developmental theory: Lessons from the study of risk and psychopathology253
12The return of the ancients: On temperament and development285
13Editor's introduction: Upward toward phenomenology, downward toward physiology301
14The psychometric assessment of schizophrenia proneness313
Comments on Jean P. Chapman and Loren J. Chapman's chapter334
15Politeness in schizophrenia336
Comments on Roger Brown's chapter351
16Neuroleptic treatment effects in relation to psychotherapy, social skills training, and social withdrawal in schizophrenics353
Comments on Herbert E. Spohn's chapter362
17Familial factors in the impairment of attention in schizophrenia: Data from Ireland, Israel, and the District of Columbia364
18Parsing cognitive processes: Psychopathological and neurophysiological constraints407
19Cognitive psychopathology in schizophrenia: Explorations in language, memory, associations, and movements433
20Editor's introduction: Contemporary issues in the genetics of psychopathological disorders455
21Genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of schizophrenia477
22Problems and paradoxes in research on the etiology of schizophrenia488
Comments on Einar Kringlen's chapter509
23Epistemological issues in psychiatric research511
24Searching for major genes for schizophrenia539
25The Drosophda eye and the genetics of schizophrenia557
26Reflections on the developing science of psychopathology583
Author index607
Subject index619

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