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From Mind to Molecule

Edited by Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
American Psychopathological Association

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-950-8
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Researchers in schizophrenia are beginning to uncover the secrets that have long puzzled clinicians and scientists alike. Research continues and treatment progresses to improve and stabilize the lives of patients with schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia: From Mind to Molecule presents a change in the scientific understanding and outlook regarding this devastating disorder. It provides a thorough look at schizophrenia that includes neurobehavioral studies, traditional and emerging technologies, psychosocial and medical treatments, and future research opportunities.


  • Schizophrenia: The Human Experience.

    Prologue. Schizophrenia: a parent's perspective—mourning without end. Schizophrenia from a family point of view: a social and economic perspective. Is biological psychiatry building on an adequate base? Clinical realities and underlying processes in schizophrenic disorders.

    The Phenomenology of Schizophrenia.

    Prologue. Neural mechanisms of mental phenomenal. Brain function in schizophrenia: application of neurobehavioral studies. Phenomenology, environmental risk, and genetics: twin studies of schizophrenia.

    The Neurobiology of Schizophrenia: Traditional Methods and Emerging Technologies.

    Prologue. Postmortem neurochemical and neuropathological studies in schizophrenia. Positron-emission tomography as a metabolic and neurochemical probe.

    Treatment of Schizophrenia.

    Prologue. The search for ideal medications: developing a rational neuropharmacology. Efficacy, mechanisms, and side effects of typical and atypical neuroleptics. Psychosocial treatments of schizophrenia: the potential of relationships.

    A Glimpse of the Future: The Molecular Basis of Schizophrenia.

    Prologue. Molecular insights into schizophrenia. Molecular genetic research in schizophrenia.


    Randall Alliger
    Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Arvid Carlsson, M.D.
    James A. Clardy, M.D.
    Raymond R. Crowe, M.D.
    Michael Flaum, M.D.
    Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.
    Ruben C. Gur
    Thomas M. Hyde, M.D., Ph.D.
    John M. Kane, M.D.
    Joel E. Kleinman, M.D., Ph.D.
    Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D.
    Nancy J. Minshew, M.D.
    Daniel S. O'Leary
    Jay W. Pettegrew, M.D.
    Adrianne M. Reveley
    Andrew J. Saykin
    Goran Sedvall, M.D., Ph.D.
    John S. Strauss, M.D.
    Victor W. Swayze
    Martin S. Willick, M.D.

About the Authors

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and Director of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

This excellent and accessible book contains papers presented at the meetings of the American Psychopathalogical Association. Over the years, this old and distinguished society has provided a meeting ground for some of the best clinicians and scientists who are contributing to empirical advances in psychiatry. This book is no exception to the traditions of the society; it presents thoughtful, authoritative, mainstream summaries of work in the field.—New England Journal of Medicine

This is an excellent book that allows the reader access to a significant breadth of knowledge relation to schizophrenia as reported by the field's acknowledged experts.—Psychiatric Times

Andreason and her colleagues are to be congratulated on producing a book which provides a clear and timely review of scientific thinking about this devastating disorder. . . . [T]his volume provides a wealth of informed discussion that undoubtedly contributes to the scientific body of knowledge on this most perplexing of illnesses.—Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

This volume on schizophrenia represents the most up-to-date review of the current scientific thinking on this perplexing illness.—Gary J. Tucker, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Leading schizophrenologists provide a clear, timely, and informed discussion. . . . This informed discussion by leading experts is a treat.—William T. Carpenter Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

This a very readable comprehensive update and review of the current understanding and outlook regarding schizophrenia, presented by expert investigators in the field.—Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

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