Biological Psychiatry, Higher Nervous Activity

  • P. Pichot
  • P. Berner
  • R. Wolf
  • K. Thau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Biological Psychiatry

    1. Biological Aspects — Organic Brain Syndromes

    2. Biological Aspects — Functional Psychoses

      1. Göran Sedvall, Gustaf Bergstrand, Lars Bjerkenstedt, Henrik Nybäck, Gabriella Oxenstierna, Frits-Axel Wiesel
        Pages 37-41
      2. William E. Bunney Jr, B. Garland
        Pages 43-50
      3. Ole J. Rafaelsen
        Pages 57-60
      4. Herman M. van Praag
        Pages 61-65
    3. Genetic Aspects of Psychiatry

      1. George Winokir, Bruce Pfohl, Barry Sherman
        Pages 77-84
      2. F. Schulsinger, J. Parnas, H. Schulsinger, Th. W. Teasdale, S. A. Mednick
        Pages 85-94
      3. Julien Mendlewicz
        Pages 95-99
      4. Heinz Schepank
        Pages 101-104
    4. New Prospects in the Treatment of Depression

      1. Willy Haefely
        Pages 105-110
      2. Annette Gjerris, David I. Barry, Niels J. Christensen, Ole J. Rafaelsen
        Pages 111-114
      3. Ole J. Rafaelsen, Annette Gjerris
        Pages 115-120
      4. H. M. van Praag
        Pages 121-149

About this book


The purpose of the World Psychiatric Association is to coordinate the activities of its Member Societies on a world-wide scale and to advance enquiry into the etiology, pathology, and treatment of mental illness. To further this purpose, the Association organizes mono- or multithematic Regional Symposia in different parts of the world twice a year, and World Congresses dealing with all individual fields of psychiatry once every five or six years. Between these meetings the continuation of the Association's scientific work is assured through the activities of its specialty sections, each covering an important field of psychiatry. The programs of the World Congresses reflect on the one hand the intention to present the coordinating functions of the Association and on the other to open a broad platform for a free exchange of views. Thus, the VII World Congress of Psychiatry, held in Vienna from July 11 to 16, 1983, was composed of two types of scientific events - those structured by the Association and those left to the initiative of the participants. The first type comprised Plenary Sessions, planned by the Scientific Program Committee, and Section Symposia, organized by the WPA sections; the second embraced Free Symposia, free papers, video sessions, and poster presentations prepared by the participants. Altogether, 10 Plenary Sessions, 52 Section Symposia, and 105 Free Symposia took place, and 78 free papers and poster sessions and 10 video sessions were held.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Pichot
    • 1
  • P. Berner
    • 2
  • R. Wolf
    • 2
  • K. Thau
    • 2
  1. 1.Académie de ParisUniversité René DescartesParisFrance
  2. 2.University of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8331-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8329-1
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