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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Molecular and Functional Models in Neuropsychiatry [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Hagan, Jim J.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9783642197031
Subjects Medicine. ; Neurosciences. ; Neurology. ; Psychiatry. ; Psychopharmacology. ; Animal behavior.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19703-1
Collation XIV, 394 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
From the contents: Preface -- Mouse mutagenesis and disease models for Neuropsychiatric disorders. - Drosophila as a model organism for the study of neuropsychiatric disorders -- Transgenic animal models of Huntington's Disease -- Molecular genetic models related to schizophrenia and psychotic illness: heuristics and challenges -- Animal Models of Depression: Molecular Perspectives.-Animal models of ADHD -- Mouse Models of Autism: Testing Hypotheses about Molecular Mechanisms -- Advances in animal models of drug addiction -- When the serotonin transporter gene meets adversity: The contribution of animal models to understanding epigenetic mechanisms in affective disorders and resilience -- Functional and Pharmacological MRI in understanding brain function at a systems level -- The pig as model animal for studying cognition and neurobehavioral disorders. Common neuropsychiatric diseases are associated with significant human and economic cost. The development of more effective treatments requires scientific progress on a broad front and animal models have a vital role to play in these advances, enabling exploration of the functional consequences of molecular changes at the cellular, systems and behavioural levels. This volume discusses some of the latest and most exciting advances in the field. The first five chapters consider developments in gene modification techniques, their applications in vivo across a variety of species and the latest work related to Schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease and Major Depressive Disorder. Three chapters then focus on recent developments in Autism, Drug Dependence and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In the final four chapters consideration is given to the development of models in larger species and to emergent approaches, such as epigenetic regulation, gene X environment interactions and MRI as a tool for understanding the function of neuronal systems in non- human species, all of which are likely to play an increasingly important role in the scientific discourse related to neuropsychiatric diseases.