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Overview

Schizophrenia is a disease with unknown pathophysiology and etiology. Until recently, what was best known about this disease was derived from clinical observations. Preclinical neuroscience is flourishing with discoveries and advances in all areas of brain function, particularly the cellular and the molecular.

As a way to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, Schizophrenia in a Molecular Age reviews neuroscience mechanisms and analyzes genetic determinants. This book presents: • A dimensional model of schizophrenia phenomenology that groups schizophrenia phenotypes into three groups: a reality distortion syndrome, a disorganization syndrome, and a psychomotor poverty syndrome• Evidence for the neurobiologic basis of the cognitive impairments in schizophrenia• New and evolving techniques of functional brain imaging and what they can tell us about normal brain function and its pathology• Data on the anatomic units of cognition and correlates with gene and protein units• The molecular mechanisms of antipsychotic drug action and the group of new antipsychotics• New treatments to offer, including medications, and psychological and psychosocial interventions, which are significantly better than previous treatment options

The new molecular age presents an exciting opportunity for schizophrenia research. This book is a helpful tool for clinicians in gaining a fuller understanding of schizophrenia. It previews future advances in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kenneth Mays, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book is an attempt to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Information is presented on diagnosis, cognitive characteristics, functional imaging, animal modeling, and antipsychotic treatment. This is also a review of the neuroscience mechanisms and genetic determinant analyses.
Purpose: The purpose is to help clinicians learn new treatments to offer, including medications and psychological and psychosocial interventions. The editor also hopes to offer clinicians a fuller understanding of schizophrenia. In short, this book represents an attempt to be all things to all psychiatrists.
Audience: The target audience is very limited to those who are truly interested in doing research into the causes and treatment options to be discovered for schizophrenia. Readers must be very up-to-date on intricate and technical details to understand much of the imaging and neuroscience. The editor is not able to explain simply these concepts in so few pages. If readers are interested in treatment options for schizophrenia, there are countless books which offer more detail and explanation into various options than this book.
Features: The content, as I have pointed out above, is geared toward those psychiatrists who are most interested in the research aspects of psychiatry. Very little content is geared toward treatment, and that which is geared toward treatment is quite lacking. There are far too few diagrams to aid readers with the many complex concepts presented.
Assessment: This book is a quite ambitious attempt to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia in a few pages. This is quite problematic, since this book is quite incomplete. I could not recommend it to most general practice psychiatrists.
Kenneth Mays
This book is an attempt to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Information is presented on diagnosis, cognitive characteristics, functional imaging, animal modeling, and antipsychotic treatment. This is also a review of the neuroscience mechanisms and genetic determinant analyses. The purpose is to help clinicians learn new treatments to offer, including medications and psychological and psychosocial interventions. The editor also hopes to offer clinicians a fuller understanding of schizophrenia. In short, this book represents an attempt to be all things to all psychiatrists. The target audience is very limited to those who are truly interested in doing research into the causes and treatment options to be discovered for schizophrenia. Readers must be very up-to-date on intricate and technical details to understand much of the imaging and neuroscience. The editor is not able to explain simply these concepts in so few pages. If readers are interested in treatment options for schizophrenia, there are countless books which offer more detail and explanation into various options than this book. The content, as I have pointed out above, is geared toward those psychiatrists who are most interested in the research aspects of psychiatry. Very little content is geared toward treatment, and that which is geared toward treatment is quite lacking. There are far too few diagrams to aid readers with the many complex concepts presented. This book is a quite ambitious attempt to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia in a few pages. This is quite problematic, since this book is quite incomplete. I could not recommend it to most general practice psychiatrists.
Booknews
The authors review neuroscience mechanisms and analyze genetic determinants to explain the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, with substantial coverage of such issues as diagnosis, cognitive characteristics, functional imaging, animal modeling, and antipsychotic treatments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880489614
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Review of Psychiatry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol A. Tamminga, M.D., is Chief of the Inpatient Program at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Foreword. The multidimensional phenotype of schizophrenia. Implications of early sensory processing and subcortical involvement for cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Functional neuroimaging in schizophrenia: symptom, treatment, and etiology. Disruption of information flow within cortical-limbic circuits and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Molecular biology and antipsychotic medications. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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