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Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Vol. IV Balance of the Century

  • Wagner F. Gattaz
  • Heinz Häfner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Häfner, K. Maurer, W. Löffler, W. an der Heiden, A. Stein, R. Könnecke et al.
      Pages 35-58
    3. J. van Os, H. Verdoux, R. Bijl, A. Ravelli
      Pages 59-79
    4. B. P. Dohrenwend
      Pages 81-88
  3. Risks Factors and Antecedents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Robert E. Kendell, K. McInneny, E. Juszczak, M. Bain
      Pages 121-127
    3. D. J. Done, E. Leinonen
      Pages 141-156
  4. Genetics of Schizophrenia

  5. Neuropathology and Neurochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. J. R. Stevens
      Pages 221-234
    3. J. H. Meador-Woodruff
      Pages 251-260
    4. D. F. Horrobin, C. N. Bennett
      Pages 261-277
  6. Brain Imaging and Function

  7. Treatment and Rehabilitation

  8. Treatment and Rehabilitation

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 381-387

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book comprises the conferences and discussions presented at the 4th sym­ posium on the SEARCH FOR THE CAUSES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA, which took place in Guaruja, Brazil, November 1998. This series of symposia started in 1986, on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the University of Heidelberg, followed by two others in 1989 and 1993. From these meeting resulted three volumes that have been widely used as a reference for comprehensive reviews on the state of the art in schizophrenia research. They reflect the progresses result­ ing from the most relevant studies on the etiology of the disease. The spirit of the 4th "Search for the Causes" remains the same: again we gathered some of the most prominent researchers on schizophrenia to contrib­ ute not only with their own data, but also summing up the state of the art and the perspectives in their areas of work. The topics covered in 6 parts are Epide­ miology, Risk factors and antecedents, Genetics, Neuropathology and neuro­ chemistry, Brain imaging and function, and Treatment and rehabilitation. In this 4th volume were introduced in each topic a chapter on the "Balance of the Cen­ tury", to summarize what did we learn (and what we did not) in the last 100 years of schizophrenia research. We hope that this volume can help us to see how far we are in the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia and how much further we still have to go before our problem can be solved.

Keywords

Forschungsstrategien Genetik Psychiatrie Psychologie Schizophrenie epidemiology etiology genetics psychiatry psychology rehabilitation research strategies schizophrenia Ätiologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Wagner F. Gattaz
    • 1
  • Heinz Häfner
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry Faculty of MedicineUniversity of São PauloSão PaulBrazil
  2. 2.University of HeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Central Institute of Mental HealthGermany
  4. 4.Schizophrenia Research UnitMannheimGermany

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