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AuthorPearce, Bradley D. author
TitleCan a Virus Cause Schizophrenia? [electronic resource] : Facts and Hypotheses / by Bradley D. Pearce
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9260-4
Descript XI, 144 p. online resource

CONTENT

1 Introduction and History -- 1.1 A brief history of the viral hypothesis -- 2 Fundamentals of Viral Infections and Immune Responses in Humans -- 2.1 A primer on general virology -- 2.2 Immune response to viral infections -- 2.3 Persistent viral infections -- 3 Encephalitis and Schizophrenia -- 3.1 Viruses and schizophrenia: a plurality of theories -- 3.2 Psychosis in viral encephalitis -- 3.3 The validity gap for the encephalitis connection -- 3.4 Bona diseases virus -- 3.5 Viruses in other psychiatric diseases -- 4 Epidemiological Evidence -- 4.1 Epidemiological studies of the viral hypothesis -- 4.2 Seroepidemiological studies -- 4.3 Immune alterations in schizophrenia -- 5 The Role of Viral Infections During Neurodevelopment -- 5.1 Brain development -- 5.2 Immunology of the maternal-fetal unit -- 5.3 The viral-developmental hypothesis -- 5.4 Epidemiological studies of perinatal infections in adult schizophrenia -- 6 Model and Mechanisms -- 6.1 Specific models -- 6.2 A history lesson from oncology concerning the viral hypothesis -- 6.3 What a viral etiology of schizophrenia does not mean -- 6.4 Conclusion


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