Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Volume III

  • Heinz Häfner
  • Wagner Farid Gattaz
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Antecedents, Onset, and Early Course of Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. F. Walker, J. Weinstein, K. Baum, C. S. Neumann
      Pages 21-42
    3. H. Häfner, K. Maurer, W. Löffler, S. Bustamante, W. van der Heiden, A. Riecher-Rössler et al.
      Pages 43-66
    4. J. Parnas, T. D. Cannon, S. A. Mednick, F. Schulsinger
      Pages 67-86
  3. Schizophrenia: Disease or Syndrome?

  4. Brain, Receptors and Schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. P. Sokoloff, M.-P. Martres, D. Levesque, J. Diaz, C. Pilon, N. Griffon et al.
      Pages 195-214
    3. R. McClure, M. Keshavan, N. J. Minshew, K. Panchalingam, J. W. Pettegrew
      Pages 227-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-273

About these proceedings


This volume presents the contributions to the third symposium on the "Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia". The first symposium was organized by the Central Institute of Mental Health on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the University of Heidelberg in 1986. Its objective was to give an overview of the rapid development in schizophrenia research in a situation characterized by an excessive variety of methods and topics. It was our intention, through substantial contributions to topical areas of schizophrenia research and through intensive discussions, to further the exohange of hypotheses and results and thus open up ways towards new concepts integrating different methodological approaches or towards new models of explanation. The first symposium was a great success. The publication of the proceedings (Hafner et al. 1987) was received with enthusiasm and recommended in leading journals "as the best available state-of-the-art analysis of current research on the aetiology of schizophrenia". For this reason we held a second and a third symposium entitled "Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia" under the same auspices and at the same place in 1989 and 1993.


PET Syndrom Verhaltensforschung biologische Psychiatrie brain brain imaging genetics neuropathology positron emission tomography (PET) psychiatry psychology psychopathology psychosis schizophrenia syndromes

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Häfner
    • 1
  • Wagner Farid Gattaz
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79431-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79429-2
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