Researchers in schizophrenia are beginning to uncover the secrets that have long puzzled clinicians and scientists alike. Research continues and treatment progresses to improve and stabilize the lives of patients with schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule presents a change in the scientific understanding and outlook regarding this devastating disorder. It provides a thorough look at schizophrenia that includes neurobehavioral studies, traditional and emerging technologies, psychosocial and medical treatments, and future research opportunities.
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and Director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Schizophrenia: The Human Experience. Prologue. Schizophrenia: a parent's perspective -- mourning without end. Schizophrenia from a family point of view: a social and economic perspective. Is biological psychiatry building on an adequate base? Clinical realities and underlying processes in schizophrenic disorders. The Phenomenology of Schizophrenia. Prologue. Neural mechanisms of mental phenomenal. Brain function in schizophrenia: application of neurobehavioral studies. Phenomenology, environmental risk, and genetics: twin studies of schizophrenia. The Neurobiology of Schizophrenia: Traditional Methods and Emerging Technologies. Prologue. Postmortem neurochemical and neuropathological studies in schizophrenia. Positron-emission tomography as a metabolic and neurochemical probe. Treatment of Schizophrenia. Prologue. The search for ideal medications: developing a rational neuropharmacology. Efficacy, mechanisms, and side effects of typical and atypical neuroleptics. Psychosocial treatments of schizophrenia: the potential of relationships. A Glimpse of the Future: The Molecular Basis of Schizophrenia. Prologue. Molecular insights into schizophrenia. Molecular genetic research in schizophrenia.