By Alan S. Bellack (auth.), Alan S. Bellack (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781475789799

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Research at the nature and therapy of schizophrenia has gone through a revival and metamorphosis within the final decade. For a protracted whereas, the sphere were moribund, weighed down via an unreliable diagnostic approach, pessi­ mism in regards to the risk of latest discoveries, and a dearth of study cash. a few components have likely coalesced to alter this situa­ tion, with the outcome that the sector is now alive with pleasure and optimism. 4 elements appear to have performed very important roles within the resurgence of curiosity. First, sooner than the e-book of DSM-III in 1980 there has been no trustworthy diagnostic procedure for the ailment. past definitions have been overly common and obscure. therefore, the label "schizophrenia" utilized to a really heterogeneous staff of critically disturhed sufferers. It was once hardly ever transparent no matter if investigators had studied related samples, making it im­ attainable to figure out if (flew findings have been generalizahle or if disasters to duplicate have been because of the unreliahility of the consequences or the truth that the investigators had studied various problems. DSM-III has now not completely re­ solved this challenge, however it has allowed scientists to reliably establish a way more homogeneous workforce. consequently, it truly is now attainable to combine the result of diversified reviews, making it more likely that we will make very important advances. the second one very important issue used to be the improvement of recent applied sciences that promised to aid discover the character and etiology of the disorder.

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NINAN INTRODUCTION A number of different pharmacological agents have been shown to be eflective in the management of schizophrenia. These pharmacological agents have been variously named antischizophrenic, antipsychotic, neuroleptic, and major tranquilizers. Though these medications do significantly ameliorate the symptoms of schizophrenia, they are not specifically antischizophrenic because they are effective against a number of psychotic illnesses. The term neuroleptic is a Greek derivative that literally means to take hold of the nerves.

There are a number of dopamine systems in the brain. The ones of relevance to this chapter include the mesolimbic and mesocortical, which are thought to be integrally related to the illness, and the nigrostriatal and tuberoinfundibular, which are more related to side effects. The dopamine hypothesis has provided the major thrust in the search for a biological understanding of schizophrenia. As originally proposed, it stated that the symptoms of the illness were the result of functional overactivity of the dopamine system.

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