Description

This volume of International Review of Neurobiology brings together cutting-edge research on advances in the neurochemistry and neuropharmacology of Tourette syndrome. It reviews current knowledge and understanding, provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and includes important topics regards tics, neurotransmitters, pharmacology and emerging treatments.

Key Features

  • This volume of brings together research on tourettes synrdrome. It reviews current knowledge and understanding on the neurochemistry and neuropharmacology of tourettes syndrome

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface: The Metamorphoses of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

References

Chapter One. An Introduction to the Clinical Phenomenology of Tourette Syndrome

Abstract

1 Basic Nosography of Primary Tic Disorders

2 Phenomenology

References

Chapter Two. Functional Neuroanatomy of Tics

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Structural Abnormalities

3 Functional Findings

4 Tics—A Matter of Connectivity?

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. Functional Imaging of Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Tourette Syndrome

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Imaging of Cerebral Glucose Metabolism and Cerebral Blood Flow

3 Role of Dopaminergic Modulation in TS

4 The Role of Other Neurotransmitter Systems in TS

5 Conclusion

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Four. Nondopaminergic Neurotransmission in the Pathophysiology of Tourette Syndrome

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Role of the Monoamines Norepinephrine and Serotonin

3 Role of the Monoamine Histamine

4 Role of Glutamate

5 Role of GABA

6 Role of ACh

7 Role of Endocannabinoid

8 Role of Corticoid

9 Conclusion

References

Chapter Five. Reinforcement Learning and Tourette Syndrome

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Reinforcement Learning: Concepts, and Paradigms

2 Neural Correlates of Reinforcement Learning

3 Tourette Syndrome and Reinforcement Learning

4 Conclusions and Perspectives

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Six. Genetic Susceptibility and Neurotransmitters in Tourette Syndrome

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Neurotransmitter Abnormalities Associated with TS

3 Neurotransmitter-Related Genetic Findings

4 Histamine-Related Geneti

Details

No. of pages:
572
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124115613
Print ISBN:
9780124115460

About the serial-volume-editors

Davide Martino

Affiliations and Expertise

South London NHS Trust, UK

Andrea Cavanna

The Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, Birnimingham, UK

Reviews

This volume of International Review of Neurobiology brings together cutting-edge research on advances in the neurochemistry and neuropharmacology of Tourette syndrome. It reviews current knowledge and understanding, provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and includes important topics regards tics, neurotransmitters, pharmacology and emerging treatments.