The Resource Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins, E. Fuller Torrey in collaboration with Ann E. Bowler, Edward H. Taylor, and Irving I. Gottesman

Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins, E. Fuller Torrey in collaboration with Ann E. Bowler, Edward H. Taylor, and Irving I. Gottesman

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Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins
Title
Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder
Title remainder
the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins
Statement of responsibility
E. Fuller Torrey in collaboration with Ann E. Bowler, Edward H. Taylor, and Irving I. Gottesman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder biological or the result of a traumatic upbringing? Are some people genetically destined to become schizophrenic? This book, the result of a landmark study, provides compelling evidence that both schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder are biologically based diseases of the brain, unrelated to psychological influences." "E. Fuller Torrey and his colleagues conducted the largest study ever of pairs of identical twins in which one suffered from schizophrenia or manic-depressive disorder and the other did not, and discovered that the former almost always have structural and functional changes in their brains. The researchers concluded that while these diseases have a genetic component, they are most likely triggered by an outside biological force, such as a virus, either in utero or in infancy." "The book establishes for the first time that the disease may originate very early in life, even though symptoms don't appear until young adulthood. Moreover, the authors show that - contrary to prevailing wisdom - schizophrenia does not change a person's underlying personality. Weaving poignant psychological portraits of twins through the book, the authors show how these case studies support the research findings." "Here is an important contribution to the ongoing debate over the origins of mental illness."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.89/82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.S33457 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 E-191
  • WM 203
NLM item number
S33745 1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Torrey, E. Fuller
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Diseases in twins
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Diseases in Twins
  • Schizofrenie
  • Bipolaire stoornis
  • Eeneiige tweelingen
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Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins, E. Fuller Torrey in collaboration with Ann E. Bowler, Edward H. Taylor, and Irving I. Gottesman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-261) and index
Contents
The politics and science of twin studies -- Are identical twins really identical? -- Methodology of the study -- When does schizophrenia originate? -- Are individuals who develop schizophrenia different as children? -- Does schizophrenia change the structure of the brain? -- Does schizophrenia change the underlying personality? -- When both twins get schizophrenia, are their diseases similar? -- How different are twins with bipolar disorder from twins with schizophrenia? -- Triplets and beyond -- What do twin studies tell us about the causes of schizophrenia? -- Appendices: Final diagnostic groups -- Neuropsychological examination -- Neurological examination -- Personality inventory for children
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036848843
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Schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder : the biological roots of mental illness as revealed by the landmark study of identical twins, E. Fuller Torrey in collaboration with Ann E. Bowler, Edward H. Taylor, and Irving I. Gottesman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-261) and index
Contents
The politics and science of twin studies -- Are identical twins really identical? -- Methodology of the study -- When does schizophrenia originate? -- Are individuals who develop schizophrenia different as children? -- Does schizophrenia change the structure of the brain? -- Does schizophrenia change the underlying personality? -- When both twins get schizophrenia, are their diseases similar? -- How different are twins with bipolar disorder from twins with schizophrenia? -- Triplets and beyond -- What do twin studies tell us about the causes of schizophrenia? -- Appendices: Final diagnostic groups -- Neuropsychological examination -- Neurological examination -- Personality inventory for children
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036848843

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