Schizophrenia is a severe brain disorder that affects 1% of the population. Its cause is due to the interaction of a number of abnormal genes with environmental factors. This book summarizes new advances schizophrenia research that focus on the field of neural and synaptic plasticity. Synapses in the brain in schizophrenia show a wide range of disorders, both structural and functional. This volume covers the most active and promising of these new developments, and opens up new avenues for the treatment of schizophrenia.
* Addresses new areas of research in neurotransmitters, receptors, vitamin transport, metabolism, and signaling.
* Reviews the growing field of synaptic plasticity research
* Provides links with other diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS)