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TitleBiological Psychiatry, Higher Nervous Activity [electronic resource] / edited by P. Pichot, P. Berner, R. Wolf, K. Thau
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1985
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8329-1
Descript XXIV, 961 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The purpose of the World Psychiatric Association is to coordinate the activities of its Member Societies on a world-wide scale and to advance enquiry into the etiology, pathology, and treatment of mental illness. To further this purpose, the Association organizes mono- or multithematic Regional Symposia in different parts of the world twice a year, and World Congresses dealing with all individual fields of psychiatry once every five or six years. Between these meetings the continuation of the Association's scientific work is assured through the activities of its specialty sections, each covering an important field of psychiatry. The programs of the World Congresses reflect on the one hand the intention to present the coordinating functions of the Association and on the other to open a broad platform for a free exchange of views. Thus, the VII World Congress of Psychiatry, held in Vienna from July 11 to 16, 1983, was composed of two types of scientific events - those structured by the Association and those left to the initiative of the participants. The first type comprised Plenary Sessions, planned by the Scientific Program Committee, and Section Symposia, organized by the WPA sections; the second embraced Free Symposia, free papers, video sessions, and poster presentations prepared by the participants. Altogether, 10 Plenary Sessions, 52 Section Symposia, and 105 Free Symposia took place, and 78 free papers and poster sessions and 10 video sessions were held


CONTENT

Biological Psychiatry -- Biological Aspects โ{128}{148} Organic Brain Syndromes -- Biological Aspects โ{128}{148} Functional Psychoses -- Genetic Aspects of Psychiatry -- New Prospects in the Treatment of Depression -- Clinical and Research Aspects of Affective Disorders -- Pathochemical Markers in Major Psychoses -- Steroids in Psychiatry -- Frontiers In Psychoneuroendocrinology -- Positron Emission Tomography -- Laterality And Psychopathology -- Serotonin and Disturbances of Mood -- Psychobiology of Depression โ{128}{148} Recent Findings and Theoretical Models -- The Old Amine Theory and New Antidepressants -- Biology of Mania -- Lithium Transport Research: from Cellular Membrane to Clinical Practice -- Clinical Applications of Plasma Levels in the Management of Schizophrenia -- Dosing Neuroleptic Medication With the Help of Electric Registration Of Extrapyramidal Fine Motoricity -- Movement Disorders and Tardive Dyskinesia -- ECT: Background and Current Reserach -- Psychic Changes in Patients With Cerebrovascular Diseases -- Psychic Changes in Patients With Cerebrovascular Diseases -- Systems Science and Systems Therapy -- Psychobiology of Anxiety -- Psychobiology of Anorexia Nervosa -- Physiological Basis of Anxiety -- The Development of Human Stress Response: Research Findings and Clinical Application -- Stress and the Heart -- Higher Nervous Activity -- Physiological Investigations Of Psychological Processes in Health and Psychiatric Diseases -- Orienting Reflexes in Psychophysiological Health and Disease -- Basic Research and Clinical Indications of Psychiatric Surgery -- Author Index -- Summary Contents of Volume I โ{128}{148} VIII


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