Plasticity and Morphology of the Central Nervous System

  • C. L. Cazzullo
  • E. Sacchetti
  • G. Conte
  • G. Invernizzi
  • A. Vita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Schizophrenia: The Impact of Neuroimaging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. N. C. Andreasen, J. C. Ehrhardt, V. W. Swayze II, W. T. C. Yuh, N. Blakley, S. Ziebell
      Pages 3-12
    3. A. Rossi, P. Stratta, V. Di Michele, M. Gallucci, A. Splendiani, R. Passariello et al.
      Pages 13-19
    4. A. Vita, C. Sina, E. Sacchetti, G. Valvassori, A. Caizeroni, G. M. Giobbio et al.
      Pages 21-31
    5. C. Maggini, M. Guazzelli, S. Starnini, M. Ardito, L. Rosi, F. Busoni et al.
      Pages 33-42
    6. C. A. Tamminga, K. Lyons, S. K. Kuo, G. K. Thaker
      Pages 43-49
  3. Affective Disorders: The Impact of Neuroimaging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. H. A. Nasrallah, J. A. Coffsman, S. C. Olson
      Pages 53-62
    3. E. Sacchetti, A. Vita, A. Calzeroni, G. Conte, F. Pollastro, A. Terzi et al.
      Pages 63-71
    4. W. Schreiber, C. Laver, K. M. Pirke, H. M. Emrich, G. Leinsinger, E. A. Moser et al.
      Pages 83-91
  4. The Impact of Neurophysiological Studies in Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. L. S. Prichep, E. R. John, T. Essig-Peppard, K. Alper
      Pages 95-107
    3. S. Galderisi, A. Mucci, M. Maj, D. Kemali
      Pages 109-116
    4. C. Colombo, O. Gambini, F. Macciardi, M. Locatelli, G. Calabrese, S. Scarone
      Pages 117-123
    5. J. Saarma, G. Morozow, N. Žharikov
      Pages 125-129
  5. The Impact of Genetic Studies in Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. L. E. DeLisi
      Pages 133-145
    3. E. Smeraldi, M. Gasperini, F. Macciardi, A. Orsini, M. Provenza, G. Sciuto et al.
      Pages 159-167
    4. E. Smeraldi, F. Macciardi, M. Leporatti, O. Gambini, A. Orsini, C. Fara et al.
      Pages 169-173
  6. Plasticity and Vulnerability of the CNS in Psychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. R. M. Murray, M. J. Owen, R. Goodman, S. W. Lewis
      Pages 185-202
    3. M. Davidson, R. Kaminsky, S. Jaff, N. Runyon, K. L. Davis
      Pages 203-210
    4. A. Bocchetta, M. Del Zompo, G. U. Corsini
      Pages 211-220
    5. G. Conte, A. Calzeroni, A. Pennati, A. Terzi, A. Vita, E. Sacchetti
      Pages 221-229
    6. L. J. Siever, E. F. Coccaro, M. Davidson, L. Howard, L. Harter, K. L. Davis
      Pages 231-249

About this book


In the last few years ways of thinking in psychiatry have undergone considerable change thanks to advances in the fields of morphology and plasticity of the CNS, particularly with regard to schizophrenic and mood disorders. In addition, the rapid and considerable development of neuroimaging techniques (CT, MRI, PET and computerized EEG) and of molecular genetics (through DNA recombinant meth­ odologies) have widened the approach to these disorders in a way unimagined a few years ago. These advances and the new etiopathogenetic hypotheses that have sprung from them were the central theme of the Second International Meeting on Schizophre­ nia "Morphology and Plasticity of the Central Nervous System - A Challenge for Psychiatry of the Nineties" which was organized by the Association for Research on Schizophrenia (ARS), the Schizophrenia Research Center of the Institute of Psychiatry of the University of Milan and the T. and F. Legrenzi Foundation, held in Milan on October 22-24, 1987. This book contains the contributions from participants of the meeting, which took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere and marked by lively and exhaustive discussions on the various papers. The contributions were recently revised for the present publication. We would like to express our appreciation to the book's contributors for the high quality of their reports.


Depression Nervous System brain imaging computed tomography (CT) genetics imaging techniques psychiatry

Editors and affiliations

  • C. L. Cazzullo
    • 1
  • E. Sacchetti
    • 1
  • G. Conte
    • 1
  • G. Invernizzi
    • 1
  • A. Vita
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Clinica PsichiatricaUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6870-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0851-2
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