This comprehensive and integrative book examines the role that infectious agents play in the etiology of various neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, autism, mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Recent advances in technology and methodology now afford a meaningful examination of the infectious etiologies of neuropsychiatric disorders, and by drawing on the contributions of an international panel of experts, this work provides an unprecedented analysis of this emerging field by examining evidence from epidemiologic, serologic and animal models.
Providing the most up-to-date information about infectious causes for various neuropsychiatric disorders currently available, this text is a solid foundation for all clinicians and neuroscientists interested in immunologic and infectious etiologies for neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Table of ContentsSection I: Schizophrenia Epidemiology 1. Seasonality of Birth in Schizophrenia 2. Exposure to Prenatal Infections and Psychiatric Nosology:a Focus on Schizophrenia Phenotypes 3. Epidemiological Correlation of Sporadic Schizophrenia to Lyme Borreliosis 4. Enteroviruses and Schizophrenia Immunology and Serology 5. The Role of the Immune System in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia 6. Serologic Studies of Prenatal Infection and Schizophrenia Virology and Bacteriology 7. Neurosyphilis, HIV and Psychosis 8. Streptococcal Infections and Psychoses? A Preliminary Inquiry Animal Models 9. Prenatal Human Influenza Viral Infection, Brain Development and Schizophrenia 10. Maternal Infection Causes Abnormal Behavior in the Offspring 11. Maternal Influenza A/WSN/33 Virus Infection in Mice and Persistence of Viral RNA in the Brains of Exposed Offspring 12. Maternal Infection, Cytokines, and Risk for Schizophrenia Section II: Mood Disorders Immunology 13. Immunology and Psychiatry: the Role of Stress as an Immunomodulator in Affective Disorders 14. Bipolar Disorder: Role of Infection and Immunity Virology 15. Role of Borna Disease Virus in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Section III: Pandas, OCD, TICS,&Tourette's Syndrome Epidemiology 16. Infectious Trigger in Obsessive Compulsive And Tic Disorders 17. Post-streptococcal Neuropsychiatric Disease: Sydenham's Chorea and Beyond Immunology 18. Exploring the Pathophysiology of PANDAS: Streptococcus, Sydenham's, and Superantigens Section IV: Autism Immunology 19. Antibodies Against CNS Antigens in Autism: Possible Cross-reaction with Dietary Proteins and Infectious Agent Antigens 20. Immunological Issues in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders Virology 21. Infection and Psychiatric Disorders:The Gut-Brain Axis in Childhood Developmental Disorders: Viruses and Vaccines Animal Models 22. An Animal Model of Neurodevelopmental Damage: Neonatal Borna Disease Virus Infection Section V: MR, Cerebral Palsy Immunology 23. Inflammatory Perinatal Brain Damage: Observations, Experiments, Explanations Virology 24. Mumps, Virus and CNS Disease Section VI: Dementias Virology&Bacteriology 25. Chlamydia Pneumoniae as a Potential Etiologic Agent in Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease 26. Psychiatric and Neurological Complications of HIV Infection and AIDS Section VII: Anorexia and Bulimia Immunology 27. Autoimmune Component in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Section VIII: Personality Disorders Epidemiology 28. Infectious Etiology of Adult Schizotypal Personality:A Paradigm and the Evidence
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"This extraordinary book provides excellent and up-to-date information about the relationship between infectious and immunological aetiologies for major neuropsychiatric disorders in adulthood and infancy. It is of interest not only for neuropsychiatrists, neuropediatrists but also for basic neuroscientists, infectologists and immunologists."
K.A Jellinger, (European Journal of Neurology, Vol 13, Edition 18 2006)
'The book presents comprehensive updates in the field of neuropsychiatric diseases and is a real opportunity for the advanced student and interested scientist to learn more about the relationship between, infectious agents and neuropsychiatric disorders.' - Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy