Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia

Volume V

  • Wagner F. Gattaz
  • Heinz Häfner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Epidemiology and environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Paul Selten, Elizabeth Cantor-Graae
      Pages 3-25
    3. Wagner F. Gattaz, André L. Abrahão, Roberto Foccacia
      Pages 26-31
    4. Lydia Krabbendam, Manon Hanssen, Maarten Bak, Jim Van Os
      Pages 54-78
    5. William W. Eaton
      Pages 79-87
  3. Precursors of schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 90-90
    2. Preben Bo Mortensen
      Pages 110-121
    3. M. Weiser, A. Reichenberg, J. Rabinowitz, H. Knobler, I. Grotto, D. Nahon et al.
      Pages 122-132
    4. John Witton, Louise Arseneault, Mary Cannon, Robin Murray
      Pages 133-149
    5. T. H. McGlashan, R. E. Hoffman
      Pages 150-158
  4. Pathophysiological mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 160-160
    2. Andrew McIntosh, Heather Whalley, Dominic Job, Eve Johnstone, Stephen Lawrie
      Pages 161-181
    3. Stephan Heckers
      Pages 182-200
    4. Heinz Häfner
      Pages 207-229
  5. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 232-232
    2. Peter Falkai, Kai Vogeley, Thomas Kamer, Ralf Tepest, Thomas Schneider-Axmann, Wolfgang Maier
      Pages 254-266
    3. W. Maier, M. Wagner, P. Falkai, S. G. Schwab
      Pages 267-277
    4. Elida P. B. Ojopi, Sheila Passos Gregorio, Pedro Edson Moreira Guimarães, Cintia Fridman, Emmanuel Dias Neto
      Pages 278-296
  6. Controversies in schizophrenia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 314-314
    2. Inez Myin-Germeys, Janneke Spauwen, Nele Jacobs, Roselind Lieb, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Jim Van Os
      Pages 342-366
    3. Janice R. Stevens
      Pages 378-387
    4. Patrizia A. Baldwin, Robin J. Hennessy, Maria G. Morgan, John F. Quinn, Paul J. Scully, John L. Waddington
      Pages 394-409
  7. Treatment

About these proceedings


This volume is a compilation of the presentations and discus­ sions, arranged in a systematic manner, of the fifth symposium on the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia, held in Guarujal Brazil in April, 2003. The meetings look back on a great tradi­ tion. The first symposium, held in 1986 on the occasion of the th 600 anniversary of the University of Heidelberg, was our first effort to assemble successful schizophrenia researchers to pre­ sent and discuss research results in a spirit overcoming meth­ odological boundaries and disciplines. The result was one of the most interesting and exciting meetings and a proceedings volume published in 1987. Like the present volume it contained the presentations and discussions of the meeting conveying an excellent picture of what was going on in schizophrenia re­ search at that time and outlining the main future perspectives. Four further symposia followed at an interval of 2 to 3 years each. They were guided by the same principle and characterised by illustrious contributors and a highly stimulating atmosphere. The proceedings volumes, all entitled "Search for the causes of schizophrenia" and looking alike, were published by the same publisher. They reflect the considerable progress made in schi­ zophrenia research since 1986 and have been widely used as a source for information on the most promising research lines and results and as a reference for comprehensive reviews.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wagner F. Gattaz
    • 1
  • Heinz Häfner
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department and Institute of Psychiatry - Faculty of MedicineUniversity of São PauloSão Paulo - SPBrazil
  2. 2.University of HeidelbergMannheimGermany
  3. 3.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany
  4. 4.Schizophrenia Research UnitMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 2004
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62331-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7985-1953-4
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