The Biology of the Schizophrenic Process

  • Stewart Wolf
  • Beatrice Bishop Berle

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 1-15
  3. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 16-39
  4. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 40-57
  5. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 58-80
  6. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 81-103
  7. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 104-133
  8. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 134-150
  9. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 151-160
  10. Stewart Wolf, Beatrice Bishop Berle
    Pages 161-174
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 175-199

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains the edited transcript of the second Totts Gap Colloquium, held at Totts Gap, Pennsylvania, May 29-31, 1975. The objective of the Colloquium was to bring into focus what is known of pathogenic mechanisms of schizophrenic manifestations. One hope was to differentiate among syndromes that share the fea~ tures of schizophrenia, disorganization of thought and talk, inap­ propriateness of affect, circumstantiality, withdrawal from social interaction, paranoid ideation, hallucinations, delusions, catelepsy, catatonic excitement or mutism, etc. What is known of the neural and chemical processes capable of inducing such aberrations was discussed with an attempt to reconcile disparate findings and in­ terpretations, to synthesize current evidence and to point up cru­ cial areas of ignorance that need exploration. The program was designed to further the objectives of the Multidisciplinary Research Program in Mental Health, of the University of Texas Medical Branch and to supplement their efforts with a well focused look at the schizophrenic process. Accordingly, Dr. Allan Goldstein, Professor of Biochemistry and Acting Director of the Multidisciplinary Re­ search Program in Mental Health; Dr. Bernard Haber, Associate Pro­ fessor of Biochemistry and Member of the Marine Biomedical Institute; and Dr. Geraldine Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics, joined in discussion with the Colloquium participants who were as follows: Dr. Mark D. Altschule, Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Llewellyn B. Bigelow, Director of ~ental Health Research, St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Eugene L. Bliss, Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, University of Utah.

Keywords

biology evolution genetics health interaction organization research university

Editors and affiliations

  • Stewart Wolf
    • 1
  • Beatrice Bishop Berle
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8993-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8995-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8993-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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