Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Infection

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Infection

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This comprehensive and integrative book examines the role that infectious agents play in the etiology of various neuropsychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, autism, mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Recent advances in technology and methodology now afford a meaningful examination of the infectious etiologies of neuropsychiatric disorders, and by drawing on the contributions of an international panel of experts, this work provides an unprecedented analysis of this emerging field by examining evidence from epidemiologic, serologic and animal models. Providing the most up-to-date information about infectious causes for various neuropsychiatric disorders currently available, this text is a solid foundation for all clinicians and neuroscientists interested in immunologic and infectious etiologies for neuropsychiatric disorders.Dunja Hinze-Selch and Silja Knolle-Veentjer INTRODUCTION The present chapter discusses bipolar disorder and whether infection and immunity play a role in the etiology and ... The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disordersanbsp;...

Title:Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Infection
Author: S. Hossein Fatemi
Publisher:CRC Press - 2005-03-10

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