Psychiatry and Biological Factors

  • Edouard Kurstak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Edouard Kurstak
      Pages 1-5
  3. Mental Pathology and Virogene Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Timothy J. Crow
      Pages 9-21
    3. Royce W. Waltrip II, Donald R. Carrigan, Robert W. Buchanan, William T. Carpenter Jr.
      Pages 23-52
    4. J. Rajčáni, M. Murányiová, M. Kúdelová, J. Pogády, V. Mucha, P. Babál
      Pages 53-66
    5. Y. Y. Tentsov, V. A. Zuev, A. M. Shevchenko, A. A. Rzhaninova, N. B. Nefedova, N. G. Ignatova
      Pages 67-76
  4. Virological and Immunological Study of Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Christopher E. Barr, Sarnoff A. Mednick
      Pages 91-107
    3. E. Fuller Torrey, Ann E. Bowler, Robert Rawlings
      Pages 109-116
    4. Carlo Lorenzo Cazzullo, Emilio Sacchetti, Antonio Vita, Susanna Brambilla, Roberta Mancuso, Carlo Ezio Vaccari et al.
      Pages 117-125
    5. O. A. Vasiljeva, V. Y. Semke, T. P. Vetlugina, A. I. Zhankov, M. M. Garayev, I. U. Karas et al.
      Pages 127-141
    6. Hans W. Moises, Rüdiger Rüger, Gavin P. Reynolds, Bernhard Fleckenstein
      Pages 143-148
    7. Anita Feenstra, Darrell G. Kirch, Mark A. Coggiano, Richard Jed Wyatt
      Pages 149-158
    8. Cinzia Masserini, Pasquale Ferrante, Antonio Vita, Carlo Lorenzo Cazzullo
      Pages 159-167
    9. G. Kolyaskina, T. Sekirina, T. Voronkova, T. Micheeva, M. Shchurin, A. Ivanushkin et al.
      Pages 169-180
    10. J. Pogády, J. Rajčáni, D. Martišová, J. Krajčík
      Pages 181-184
  5. Immunomodulators and Psychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Daniel Becker, Eli Kritschmann, Susy Floru, Yaffa Shlomo-David, Tamar Gotlieb-Stematsky
      Pages 187-190
    3. Heikki Katila, Ranan Rimón, Kari Cantell, Björn Appelberg, Heikki Nikkilä
      Pages 191-196
    4. Eli Kritschmann, Daniel Becker, Susy Floru, Tamar Gotlieb-Stematsky
      Pages 209-216
    5. Ziad A. Kronfol, Madhavan P. N. Nair, Kavita Goel, Joann Goodson, Stanley A. Schwartz
      Pages 217-221
    6. Ziad Kronfol, J. Daniel House
      Pages 223-227
  6. Viral Fatigue Syndrome and Antivirals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Simon Wessely
      Pages 231-256
    3. Madhavan P. N. Nair, Stanley A. Schwartz, Ziad A. Kronfol, Raveendran Pottathil, Edgar P. Heimer, John F. Greden
      Pages 269-273
  7. Animal Models in Virus Neuropathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Anne M. Deatly, Ashley T. Haase, Melvyn J. Ball
      Pages 277-286
    3. W. P. Paré, D. S. Robbins, J. L. Martin, P. M. Hoffman
      Pages 287-293
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


The main purpose of the volume Psychiatry and Biological Factors is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the current research linked essentially to virus infections, immunity functions, and mental diseases. In recent years substantial advances have been registered in the physiopathol­ ogy of mental and neurological disorders. As a result, partial control of certain psychoses, anxiety syndromes, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease is now possible. However, despite progress in biomedical research, numerous mental and neuro­ logical disorders afflict up to 15% of all individuals and little is known about the causes, prevention, and treatment of these diseases. Several epidemiological investigations demonstrated a high prevalence of functional psychoses and organic mental disorders, and recent data show that biological components appear as a major etiologic factor. In this respect it could be stressed that viral and immunologic hypotheses should be investigated seriously and systematically in relation to the mechanisms of several mental and neurologi­ cal diseases. Neuropsychiatric consequences of AIDS related to human immunodeficiency virus infection are now well documented. A variety of behavioral. symptoms and psychiatric syndromes with paranoid features are frequent concomitants of AIDS.


AIDS Parkinson Syndrom diseases epilepsy immunodeficiency infection infections prevention psychiatry psychosis stress syndromes virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Edouard Kurstak
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada

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