The New Genetics of Mental Illness - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750600293, 9781483164274

The New Genetics of Mental Illness

1st Edition

Editors: Peter McGuffin Robin Murray
eBook ISBN: 9781483164274
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th April 1991
Page Count: 316
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The New Genetics of Mental Illness is a collection of papers that discusses the advancement of molecular biology in the context of psychiatry. The book presents papers that are organized thematically. The text first discusses the basics of biology and quantitative models, and then proceeds to covering linkage analysis. Next, the book deals with various mental disorders, including schizophrenia, eating disorders, and developmental disorders. The remaining materials turn their attention to dementia and Huntington’s disease. The book will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of behavioral sciences, such as psychology and psychiatry.

Table of Contents


1 The Cell, Molecular Biology and the New Genetics

2 Genetic Models of Madness

3 The Uses and Abuses of Linkage Analysis in Neuropsychiatrie Disorder

4 The Formal Problems of Linkage

5 Schizophrenia: How Far Can We Go in Defining the Phenotype?

6 Schizophrenia: Classical Approaches with New Twists and Provocative Results

7 Genetic Linkage Studies of Schizophrenia

8 Aberrant Neurodevelopment as the Expression of the Schizophrenia Genotype

9 The Familial Aggregation of Affective Disorders: Relation to Symptom Severity and Social Provocation

10 Life Events and Depressive Symptoms: A Twin Study Perspective

11 Genetic Markers and Affective Disorder

12 The Genetics of Vulnerability to Alcoholism

13 Genes and the Aetiology of Eating Disorders

14 Growing Together and Growing Apart: The Non-Genetic Forces on Children in the Same Family

15 Autism as a Genetic Disorder

16 Learning Disability and Psychiatric/Behavioral Disorders: A Genetic Perspective

17 The Genetics of the Common Forms of Dementia

18 The Molecular Basis of Alzheimer's-Type Dementia

19 Prediction and Prevention in Huntington's Disease



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