Can a Virus Cause Schizophrenia? Facts and Hypotheses
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The viral hypothesis has emerged as a very promising field of research in the etiology of schizophrenia, with the body of evidence now so persuasive that the scientific community can no longer discount it. This volume assesses the various sub-theories of the viral hypothesis.
Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 11/30/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction and History|
|A brief history of the viral hypothesis|
|Fundamentals of Viral Infections and Immune Responses in Humans|
|A primer on general virology|
|Immune response to viral infections|
|Persistent viral infections|
|Encephalitis and Schizophrenia|
|Viruses and schizophrenia: a plurality of theories|
|Psychosis in viral encephalitis|
|The validity gap for the encephalitis connection|
|Borna diseases virus|
|Viruses in other psychiatric diseases|
|Epidemiological studies of the viral hypothesis|
|Immune alterations in schizophrenia|
|The Role of Viral Infections During Neurodevelopment|
|Immunology of the maternal-fetal unit|
|The viral-developmental hypothesis|
|Epidemiological studies of perinatal infections in adult schizophrenia|
|Models and Mechanisms|
|A history lesson from oncology concerning the viral hypothesis|
|What a viral etiology of schizophrenia does not mean|