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Neurobehavioral Disorders

Moyra Smith

in Phenotypic Variation

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Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780195379631
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975211 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195379631.003.0009
Neurobehavioral Disorders

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This chapter addresses transformative approaches to the pathophysiology of psychiatric diseases, neuroimaging studies, developmental pathways and schizophrenia, functional neuroimaging in psychiatric disorders and correlation of genetic events and neuroimaging, the relationship between schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and mixed or schizoaffective psychoses, and copy number variation in the genome in schizophrenia. Other topics covered are determining schizophrenia etiology through genome-wide association studies and meta-analyses, neurobehavioural syndromes and calcium ion channels, calcium signalling in autism, steroid sulfatase deficiency, and cannabis and the endocannabinoid system.

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Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

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