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Biological Psychiatry : a Review of Recent Advances.

Author: J R Smythies
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1968.
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Biological Psychiatry: A Review of Recent Advances describes the developments in biological psychiatry. This book discusses the theories in the complex field of human disease, particularly psychiatric disease. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the etiology and genetic basis of schizophrenia. This text then examines the various physiological and biochemical variables in schizophrenics.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smythies, J.R.
Biological Psychiatry : A Review of Recent Advances.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J R Smythies
ISBN: 9781483282565 1483282562
OCLC Number: 895434720
Description: 1 online resource (121 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Biological Psychiatry: A Review of Recent Advances; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter I. Schizophrenia: genetic and psychosocial factors; Introduction; Genetic factors in schizophrenia; The family environment approach; References; Chapter II. Schizophrenia: biochemical factors; Introduction; Specific biochemical hypotheses; The 'aberrant catecholamine metabolism' hypothesis; The 'faulty transmethylation' hypothesis; The 'melatonin-harmine' hypothesis; Further research; Miscellaneous researches; Recent Russian research; Treatment of schizophrenia; References. Chapter III. Mania and depressionBiochemical aspects; Mineral metabolism; Psychosocial and personality factors; References; Chapter IV. Strategies for future psychiatric research; Animal behavioural models for psychiatric disorder; Models useful in the study of human psychosis; References; Chapter V. Brain mechanisms and behaviour; The role of different components; Further development of the model; The role of steady potentials in brain function; Clinical applications of this model; References; Chapter VI. The theoretical basis of psychoanalysis; References; Note Added in Proof; Index.

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Biological Psychiatry: A Review of Recent Advances describes the developments in biological psychiatry. This book discusses the theories in the complex field of human disease, particularly psychiatric disease. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the etiology and genetic basis of schizophrenia. This text then examines the various physiological and biochemical variables in schizophrenics. Other chapters consider the two types of depression, namely, reactive and endogenous. This book discusses as well the criteria of what symptom complexes constitute a particular psy.

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