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The genetics of mental disorders

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Oxford University Press , London, New York
Mental illness -- Genetic aspects, Mental retardation -- Genetic as
Statement[by] Eliot Slater and Valerie Cowie.
SeriesOxford monographs on medical genetics, Oxford medical publications
ContributionsCowie, Valerie A., joint author.
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LC ClassificationsRC455.4.G4 S56
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 413 p.
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Open LibraryOL5063962M
ISBN 100192641301
LC Control Number74029856

Genetics of Mental Disorders: What Practitioners and Students Need to Know Paperback – Decem by Stephen V.

Faraone Phd (Author), Ming T.

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Tsuang MD PhD DSc FRCPsych (Author), Debby W. Tsuang MD MSc (Author), out of 5 stars 2 ratings See all formats and editions/5(2).

This book provides a comprehensive and readable primer on the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors in mental disorders. Rendering technical concepts accessible, and laying to rest common myths and oversimplifications, the book describes what (and how) scientists have learned about the causation and expression of such frequently encountered disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar.

This book explores the history of genetic determinist theories of mental illness, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing right up to the present day. A century of research in the field of psychiatric genetics, from family studies to twin studies to adoption studies to genome-wide association studies, has produced no credible 5/5(1).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Slater, Eliot, Genetics of mental disorders. London, New York, Oxford University Press, The New Genetics of Mental Illness is a collection of papers that discusses the advancement of molecular biology in the context of psychiatry. The book presents papers that are organized thematically.

The text first discusses the basics of biology and quantitative models, and then proceeds to. by S.V. Faraone, M.T. Tsuang, and D.W. Tsuang, pp., ill., New York, Guildford Press, This book lucidly describes the key methods and issues relating to conducting and evaluating modern neuropsychiatric genetic research and its clinical applications.

The book is aimed primarily at clinicians and students (the reference to “researchers” in the title is appropriate to the extent that.

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In this context, the book Genetics of Mental Disorders appears particularly timely, in that it represents a valuable guide to understanding the main The genetics of mental disorders book implicated in the study and treatment of psychiatric disorders from a genetic by:   Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children, 2/e gives you a different point of view about the neurological aspects of genetic diseases/5(6).

The Genetics of Mental Disorders Few theories in The genetics of mental disorders book provoke as heated a debate as the notion that human behavior in general, and mental disorders in particular, have a genetic basis. While there could be no more potent evidence of a biological basis than the identification of causative genes, none has yet been found.

On the. Book title: Genetic DisordersChapter title: The genetics of mental retardation. Book December Genetic Disorders. The New Genetics of Mental Illness Paperback – January 2, by Peter McGuffin (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — — Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" $ $ —Format: Paperback. New discoveries about the genetic underpinnings of many kinds of human experience are now continually being made.

This book explores the impact of these discoveries on the ways in which the common mental disorders are best conceptualized and treated. Most people think of research in genetics as the search for genes. The New Genetics of Mental Illness is a collection of papers that discusses the advancement of molecular biology in the context of psychiatry.

The book presents papers that are Book Edition: 1. Genetic factors have a major role in the etiology of mental retardation.

In this chapter, we made a review of the genetic causes in mental retardation disorders, from chromosomal abnormalities, to contiguous gene syndromes, to monogenic mental retardation, to metabolic disorders that present with mental retardation and multifactorial by: 1.

Genetic Approaches in the Prevention of Mental Disorders Proceedings of the joint-meeting organized by the World Health Organization and the Fondation Ipsen in Paris, May 29–30, Editors: Bulyzhenkov, Victor, Prilipko, Leonid (Eds.) Free Preview. Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol.

6, No. 3, This collection of essays clearly examines the complex nature of mental illness, focusing on the theory and state of the art of psychiatric genetics. This insightful volume is the first to present the diverse viewpoints of investigators, policy analysts, and psychiatric patients.

Although there are common genetic variants associated with rare disorders, no gene variant can predict with certainty that a person will develop a mental disorder.

In many cases, even the most well-researched genetic variant may contribute to a person’s risk only by very small amounts. Genetic Approaches to Mental Disorders provides the latest information on the relationship between genetics and mental disorders.

Divided into four sections, this book presents analysis of the genetic data, linkage mapping and association, debate over genetic Kraepelinian dichotomy, and mapping and association results in psychiatry.

Abstract In spite of the methodologic difficulties in doing genetic research in psychiatry, it is hard to deny that there are genetic factors in schizophrenia, and in this new monograph Slater and Cowie review the classic literature on the genetics of schizophrenia.

This book provides a comprehensive and readable primer on the complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors in mental disorders. Rendering technical concepts accessible, and laying to rest common myths and oversimplifications, the book describes what (and how) scientists have learned about the causation and expression of such frequently encountered disorders as Reviews: 2.

Genetics and Mental Illness Understanding the genetics of psychiatry is closer than ever. Posted *Old printing methods meant some books were printed with sheets connected, so you.

The disorders in Table 4 sort into two categories: (1) mental disorders that are ready for and require a large NIMH Genetics Initiative and (2) mental disorders that would benefit from nonmolecular genetic and/or epidemiological studies and smaller scale molecular approaches to better document their estimated heritability.

Mental illness in a family member can be a disturbing experience that is associated with high demands on carers and stigma. Therefore, it is understandable that people who are considering adoption request information about the likelihood that the child may develop mental illness, especially when one or both birth parents suffer from such a condition.

Researchers have discovered that five major mental disorders may be linked to the same common inherited genetic variations, according to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics.

Get this from a library. Genetics of mental disorders: a guide for students, clinicians, and researchers. [Stephen V Faraone; Ming T Tsuang; Debby W Tsuang] -- "This volume offers a comprehensive and readable introduction to the science and practice of psychiatric genetics.

The authors illuminate the complex interplay of genes and environmental factors. The basics: epidemiologic foundations of psychiatric genetics --Variations on a theme: causal and clinical heterogeneity --Mathematical models of inheritance --Molecular genetics and mental illness --Clinical applications of psychiatric genetics --The future of psychiatric genetics.

Major mental disorders traditionally thought to be distinct share certain genetic glitches, according to a new study. The finding may point to better ways to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Scientists have long recognized that many psychiatric disorders tend to run in families, suggesting potential genetic. The vast cost to society of mental illness from depression, posttraumatic stress, the dementias, and disorders of childhood development and old age have led many geneticists to seek treatable causal mechanisms that affect our risk and prognosis in these disorders.

Section III, this portion of the book, is arguably the heart of Genomics. Jordan Smoller, a psychiatric geneticist at Harvard Medical School in Boston who led the study of genetic variants in mental disorders, says the field needs to.

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More Research on Mental Disorders Sharing Genetic Roots. According to the NIMH (National Institutes of Mental Health) researchers, people with disorders traditionally thought to be distinct – autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia – are more likely to have suspect genetic variation at the same four chromosomal sites.

But really more to the point, there are genetic studies now, more every month, it seems that show that a lot of mental illness exists on a spectrum and that bipolar disorder .Genetic causality in mental disorders As ofgenes appear to influence the development of mental disorders in three major ways: they may govern the organic causes of such disorders as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia; they may be responsible for abnormalities in a person's development before or after birth; and they may influence a person's susceptibility to anxiety, depression.

Human genetics is the medical field with the most rapid progress. This book aims to provide an overview on some of the latest developments in several genetic diseases.

It contains 14 chapters focused on various genetic disorders addressing epidemiology, etiology, molecular basis and novel treatment options for these diseases. The chapters were written by 41 collaborators, from 8 .