Immunology and Psychiatry

From Basic Research to Therapeutic Interventions

  • Norbert Müller
  • Aye-Mu Myint
  • Markus J. Schwarz

Part of the Current Topics in Neurotoxicity book series (Current Topics Neurotoxicity, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Science

  3. Translational Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Cristiano Noto, Lucas B. Rizzo, Rodrigo Mansur, Elisa Brietzke, Michael Maes
      Pages 147-159
    3. Hans C. Klein, Janine Doorduin, Lot de Witte, Erik F. J. de Vries
      Pages 243-254
    4. Casara Jean Ferretti, Eric Hollander
      Pages 275-312
    5. Norbert Müller, Daniela L. Krause, Markus J. Schwarz, Elif Weidinger, Veronika M. Reinisch
      Pages 313-336
  4. Therapeutic Application

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 397-408

About this book


Psychiatric disorders are one of the most dramatic burdens for humankind. The role of immune dysfunction in the pathophysiology of these disorders has emerged during the last years, because there has been tremendous progress in psychoneuroimmunological research. Many results are presented here by pioneers in the field. The book addresses various effects of the immune system on the pathophysiology and course of psychiatric disorders and highlights the possible future impact on treatment decisions of various psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and depression. The contributions cover the role of in utero immune challenges on the development of schizophrenia, the role of infections, and autoimmune diseases and mild immune activation in the development of depression and schizophrenia, the influence of immune responses in other disorders such as Tourette's, Alzheimer's, and OCD, the connections between mental and physical pain as well as between anti-inflammatory and antipsychotic drugs.


Depression Neuroinflammation Psychiatric disorders Psychoneuroimmunology Schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Müller
    • 1
  • Aye-Mu Myint
    • 2
  • Markus J. Schwarz
    • 3
  1. 1.University Clinic, Campus Innenstadt Psychiatry and PsychotherapyLudwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.University Clinic, Campus Innenstadt PsychoNeuroImmunology Research GroupLudwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Institute fuer LaboratoriumsmedizinKlinikum der Universitaet MuenchenMuenchenGermany

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