The scientific basis of psychiatric aetiology

2.1 Historical development

2.i.i HistQrica|..deve|opment., ofideas ..a.boM.t..ps.ych.iatric, .aetiology

German E. Berrios

Francisco Mora

2.2... statistics..and., the..des,ign., .o,f...expe,rim,e,nt,s ..a,n,d..,s,u„rve,ys

Graham Dunn

2.3 The contribution of neurosciences

2;3..i ..Neuroanatomy

R.C.A. Pearson

2.3.2 Neurodevelopment Karl Zilles

2.3.3 ..Neuroendoçr1nQl.ogy

Charles B. Nemeroff

2.3 .4 ..Neu rotransmitters., and ..second, messengers

Michael E. Newman and Bernard Lerer

2,3.5 Neuropathology

Peter Falkai and Bernhard Bogerts

2.3.6 ..Fun^cíionaJ..fiositronM.emiss.ion.l .tomog.rap,h.Y..in. psychiatry

P.M. Grasby

2.3.7 ..Structu^ral.lmagnetlcresonance...imaging

J. Suckling and E.T. Bullmore

2.3.8 .Functional.magneticl ..re.son.a.n.c.el imaging

E.T. Bullmore and J. Suckling

2.3.9..Neuronal..networks, epiiepsy^and other brain. dysfunctions John G.R. Jefferys

2.3.iP...Psychoneu^roimmuno|ofly

George Freeman Solomon 2.4 The contribution of genetics

2.4.1 ..Quantitative, genetics Anita Thapar and Peter McGuffin

Jonathan Flint

2.5 The contribution of psychological science

2.5.1 Developmental psychology throughout life

2.5.1.1 Developmental psychology. through infancy, childhood, and adolescence William Yule

2.5.1.2.. Lifespan.. .psychology:., illustrations ..from...ad.u.!$.ho.od .andold. .age Alexandra M. Freund and Ursula M. Staudinger

2.5.2 ..Memory. and .memory. disorders Barbara A. Wilson

2.5.3 ..Çontributionsoff .psychology ..to. the..unders.tanding.of .psychiatricdisorders Marcel van den Hout, Arnoud Arntz, and Harald Merckelbach

2.6 The contribution of social sciences

2.6.1 ..Medicalsociology.l and. .issues ..olastioiogy

George W. Brown

2.6.2 ..Social and ..c.ultM.ra.l..anthropology:M salience.. for .psychiatry

Arthur Kleinman

2.7. The. contribution. of..e.pidemio.l.ogy.to. psychiairi,c...aetiolo.fly

Scott Henderson

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