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In Search of Madness: Schizophrenia and Neuroscience

R. Walter Heinrichs


This book evaluates the progress of schizophrenia science by summarizing what is known about how patients with the illness differ from healthy people. The tools of meta-analysis are first explained and then employed to make the strength and consistency of these differences explicit. Beginning with the study of symptoms, then moving through the search for objective disease markers, findings on the cognitive functions, structure, physiology, chemistry, and development of the brain, this book is a journey into the enigma of madness and its science. Schizophrenia emerges as an illness that reveals ... More

Keywords: schizophrenia, meta-analysis, symptoms, disease markers, cognitive functions, structure, physiology, chemistry, brain development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195122190
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Walter Heinrichs, author
York University