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Editors: Tomiki Sumiyoshi (University of Toyama Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama, Japan)
Book Description:
Schizophrenia is a relatively common disease whose lifetime prevalence in the general population is reported to be about 1%. From the perspective of public health, the illness has been associated with serious consequences. Besides psychotic symptoms, schizophrenia is characterized by disturbances of cognitive function, which is considered to largely determine the outcome of patients. The neural and genetic substrates underlying its pathophysiology have not been fully demarcated, posing a challenge for the development of breakthrough therapeutics. This book provides key information about the latest endeavor to solve these difficulties characterizing this enigmatic disease. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - A model-based approach to schizophrenia research (pp. 3-26)
Authors / Editors: (Shoji Tanaka, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 2 - How the degree of the linearity of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale be measured and improved: A retrospective analysis (pp. 27-43)
Authors / Editors: (Jitsuki Sawamura1, Shigeru Morishita2, Jun Ishigooka1, 1Department of Psychiatry, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 2Depression Prevention Medical Center, Kyoto Jujo Rehabilitation Hospital, Kyoto, Japan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 3 - Quality of life and personal and social functioning: New targets in schizophrenia treatment (pp. 45-59)
Authors / Editors: (Anna Galuppi1, Maria Cristina Turola2, Paola Mazzoni2; 1Section of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital A. Meyer–University of Florence, Italy; 2Mental Health Department, Local Health Agency, Ferrara, Italy)

Chapter 4 - Natural-mortality in schizophrenia: An updated meta-analysis (pp. 61-80)
Authors / Editors: (Carmen Bouza1, Teresa López-Cuadrado2, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson1, Raimundo Alcázar Alcázar1, José María Amate Blanco1; 1 Health Technology Assessment Agency. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministry of Science and Innovation. Madrid, Spain; 2 National Epidemiology Center. Carlos III. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministry of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Psychiatric nurses’ beliefs about the treatability of schizophrenia in Japan (pp. 81-95)
Authors / Editors: (Setsuko Hanzawa 1, Kayomi Yatabe1, Goro Tanaka2, Yoshibumi Nakane3; 1 School of Nursing, Jichi Medical University, Japan; 2 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan; 3 Health Management Center, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Casualty Council, Japan)

Chapter 6 - Current neurobiological research in early onset schizophrenia (pp. 99-124)
Authors / Editors: (Gianluca Serafini1, Maurizio Pompili1,2, Marco Innamorati1, Gloria Giordano1, Roberto Tatarelli1, Paolo Girardi1; 1Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions; Suicide Prevention Center, Sant’Andrea Hospital, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy; 2 McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA)

Chapter 7 - White matter abnormalities in schizophrenia patients and genetic high-risk subjects (pp. 125-135)
Authors / Editors: (Xiaobo Li1, Lynn E. Delisi2; 1Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Department of Radiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY; 2VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School, Brockton, MA)

Chapter 8 - Depth Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia (pp. 137-146)
Authors / Editors: (Jamie K. Opper, Patrick Monnier, Deana Davalos ,Department of Psychology, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO 80523 USA)

Chapter 9 - Emotional startle modulation in male patients with recent-onset schizophrenia (pp. 147-169)
Authors / Editors: (Roelie J. Hempel1,2, Hugo G. van Steenis2, Nico J.M. van Beveren2, Christian H. Röder2, Joke H. M. Tulen2; 1Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 2Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom)

Chapter 10 - The prospective epigenetic keys for the inflammatory puzzle of schizophrenia (pp. 171-181)
Authors / Editors: (Aren Khoyetsyan, Anna Boyajyan, Institute of Molecular Biology, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia)

Chapter 11 - Molecular and genetic indicators of aberrant immunity and apoptosis in schizophrenia (pp. 183-240)
Authors / Editors: (Anna Boyajyan, Roksana Zakharyan, Aren Khoyetsyan, Institute of Molecular Biology, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia)

Chapter 12 - Antipsychotics, social cognition and outcome (pp. 243-290)
Authors / Editors: (Alessandro De Risio, NSH Health Trust No. 10 “Veneto Orientale”, Unit of Psychiatry of Portogruaro, Venice, Italy)
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Chapter 13 - Cognitive deficits in pharmacological rodent models of schizophrenia: Evaluation of spatial cognition (pp. 291-319)
Authors / Editors: (Tereza Nekovarova1,2, Ales Stuchlik1, Karel Vales1, Lukas Rambousek1,3, Tomiki Sumiyoshi4; 1 Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic; 2 Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague. Czech Republic; 3 Department of Organic Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic; 4 Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Toyama Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama, Japan)

Chapter 14 - Management of cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: therapeutic role of 5-HT receptors (pp. 321-335)
Authors / Editors: (Yukihiro Ohno1, Ayaka Tatara1, Saki Shimizu1, Masashi Sasa2; 1Laboratory of Pharmacology, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan; 2Nagisa Clinic, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 15 - Gene polymorphism at serotonin 5-HT1A receptors: Moving towards personalized medicine for psychosis and mood deficits? (pp. 337-358)
Authors / Editors: (Adrian Newman-Tancredi1, Paul R. Albert2; 1NeuroAct Communication, Castres, France; 2University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)

Chapter 16 - Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: A new option to manage negative symptoms of schizophrenia (pp. 359-380)
Authors / Editors: (Radovan Prikryl1,2, Libor Ustohal1,2, Hana Prikrylova Kucerova1,2; 1Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic; 2Department of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic)

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      Mental Illnesses and Treatments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012-July
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 398pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-459-3
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