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Perinatal Inflammation and Adult Psychopathology

From Preclinical Models to Humans

  • Antonio L. Teixeira
  • Danielle Macedo
  • Bernhard T. Baune

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sudhakar Selvaraj, Haitham Salem, Cristian P. Zeni, Antonio L. Teixeira
    Pages 1-9
  3. Andrew J. Perrin, Carmine M. Pariante, Patricia A. Zunszain
    Pages 63-80
  4. Vijayasree V. Giridharan, Lutiana R. Simoes, Pavani Sayana, Fabricia Petronilho, Rodrigo Hasbun, Tatiana Barichello
    Pages 81-100
  5. João Luís Vieira Monteiro de Barros, Aline Silva de Miranda, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
    Pages 101-118
  6. Camila Nayane de Carvalho Lima, Tejaswini Doifode, Allan Colodel, Pavani Sayana, Vijayasree V. Giridharan, Danielle S. Macedo et al.
    Pages 129-154
  7. Danielle S. Macedo, Manuel Alves Santos Júnior, Aline Santos Monte, Germana Silva Vasconcelos, Tatiane da Silva Araújo, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos
    Pages 155-166
  8. Mellanie Fontes-Dutra, Bruna Rabelo, Júlio Santos-Terra, Iohanna Deckmann, Gustavo Brum Schwingel, Carmem Gottfried
    Pages 167-205
  9. Fernanda Martins Marim, Vidyleison Neves Camargos, Celso Martins Queiroz-Junior, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa
    Pages 207-221
  10. Moisés Evandro Bauer, Priscila Vianna
    Pages 223-237
  11. Ana Cristina Simões e Siva, Janaina Matos Moreira, Rafael Coelho Magalhães
    Pages 239-252

About this book


Perinatal psychiatry is an emerging field that investigates the role of perinatal events – for example pregnancy complications and infections – in the development of neuropsychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. Among the implicated pathological mechanisms, perinatal-induced inflammation seems to play a major role and is being considered as a potential target for therapeutic intervention. 
Bringing together various approaches in the field (preclinical and clinical, epidemiological, immunological and genetic methods), the book discusses the available evidence, the putative mechanisms and the challenges ahead.


Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) Immunopsychiatry Maternal Immune Activation (MIA) Perinatal infection Perinatal psychiatry Pregnancy Psychotic Disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio L. Teixeira
    • 1
  • Danielle Macedo
    • 2
  • Bernhard T. Baune
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUT Health HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Physiology and PharmacologyUniversidade Federal do CearaFortalezaBrazil
  3. 3.PsychiatryUniversity of MunsterMunsterGermany

About the editors

Antonio L. Teixeira (University of Texas, Houston, USA) is a physician-researcher who has made clinical and preclinical contributions to immunopsychiatry.

Bernhard T. Baune (University of Munster, Germany) is a physician-researcher who has made significant clinical and preclinical contributions to immunopsychiatry.

Danielle Macedo (Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil) has extensive expertise in  the field of preclinical studies in perinatal psychiatry.

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