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The new genetics of mental illness

Author: Peter MacGuffin; Robin Murray
Publisher: [Oxford] : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991.
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Expanding on a theme of a conference organized by the Mental Health Foundation, this volume is a synthesis of the recent and rapid developments in molecular biology and genetics which impinge upon  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter MacGuffin; Robin Murray
ISBN: 0750600292 9780750600293
OCLC Number: 442731632
Description: XI, 304 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The cell, molecular biology and the new genetics, S.Whatley and M.Owen; genetic models of madness, P.McGuffin; the uses and abuses of linkage analysis in neuro-psychiatric disorder, F.Clerget-Darpoux; the formal problems of linkage, J.Edwards; schizophrenia - how far can we go in defining the phenotype, A.Farmer et al; schizophrenia - classical approaches with new twists and provocative results, I.Gottesman and A.Bertelsen; genetic linkage studies of schizophrenia, H.Gurling et al; aberrant neurodevelopment as the expression of the schizophrenia genotype, P.Jones and R.Murray; the familial aggregation of affective disorders - relation to symptom severity and social provocation, P.Bebbington et al; life events and depressive symptoms - a twin study perspective, K.Kendler et al; genetic markers and affective disorders, P.McGuffin and M.Sargeant; the genetics of vulnerability to alcoholism, S.Hodgkinson et al; genes and the aetiology of eating disorders, J.Treasure and A.Holland; growing together and growing apart - the non-genetic forces on children in the same family, R.Goodman; autism as a genetic disorder, M.Rutter; learning disability and psychiatric/behavioural disorders - a genetic perspective, A.Holland; the genetics of the common forms of dementia, A.Wright; the molecular basis of Alzheimer's dimentia, J.Hardy; prediction and prevention in Huntingdon's Disease, M.Morris and P.Harper.
Responsibility: ed. by Peter McGuffin, Robin Murray.


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