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By Martin Stefan

ISBN-10: 1850700745

ISBN-13: 9781850700746

This finished colour atlas covers the medical good points, etiology, pathophysiology, and remedy of schizophrenia together with sleek advancements in therapy and instructions of latest examine. It describes schizophrenia's profound results on notion, knowing, communique, and social habit; its identifiable antecedents in early mind progress and improvement; and morphological info from structural mind imaging and autopsy stories. The atlas offers examples of the most recent study advancements in neuropsychology, psychophysiology and practical imaging in addition to in vivo receptor imaging and different advances in psychopharmacology.

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Several findings weigh against the most likely alternative of a neurodegenerative process. The balance of evidence is that most of the brain ©2002 CRC Press LLC abnormalities seen in schizophrenia are present at first onset and are non-progressive. Furthermore, markers of neurodegeneration, such as proteins associated with glial response are largely absent, although there may be a small degree of periventricular gliosis. Extracerebral markers of abnormal fetal development provide indirect support for the idea that aberrant neurodevelopment is implicated in schizophrenia.

Figure reproduced with permission from Andreasson S, Allebeck P, Engstrom A, Rydberg U. Cannabis and schizophrenia. A longitudinal study of Swedish conscripts. Lancet 1987;2:1483–6 Number of reported occasions patients as a group may be of lower birth weight than the general population. prefrontal nerve tracts and perforant pathway, or abnormal synaptic plasticity, may reveal earlier developmental abnormalities. Neurodevelopmental abnormality The morphological abnormalities that have been reported in schizophrenia are consistent with a neurodevelopmental event occurring in fetal or early development.

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