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By Martin Stefan

This finished colour atlas covers the medical positive aspects, etiology, pathophysiology, and remedy of schizophrenia together with glossy advancements in remedy and instructions of recent learn. It describes schizophrenia's profound results on belief, figuring out, verbal exchange, and social habit; its identifiable antecedents in early mind development and improvement; and morphological facts from structural mind imaging and autopsy reports. The atlas offers examples of the newest study advancements in neuropsychology, psychophysiology and practical imaging besides in vivo receptor imaging and different advances in psychopharmacology.

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This is no longer true. Schizophrenia is like other complex disorders such as ischemic heart disease, which have no single cause but are subject to a number of factors that increase the risk of the disorder. 4. e. we do not understand how the causes ‘cause’ schizophrenia. 4 Causality over the life course. 5 Lifetime risk of developing schizophrenia in relatives of schizophrenic individuals. 6 Concordance rates for schizophrenia in studies of monozygotic and dizygotic twins. The implication of the lack of 100% concordance in monozygotic twins is that there must be environmental etiological factors involved in the genesis of schizophrenia.

Prefrontal cortext activity in people with schizophrenia and control subjects. Evidence from positron emission tomography for remission of ‘hypofrontality’ with recovery from acute schizophrenia. 12 Statistical parametric maps showing pixels in which there are significant correlations between rCBF and syndrome score, for the three syndromes of psychomotor poverty, disorganization and reality distortion. Different syndromes of schizophrenia may have different patterns of aberrant rCBF. Figure reproduced with permission from Liddle PF, Friston KJ, Frith CD, et al.

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