Biomarkers and Mental Illness

It’s Not All in the Mind

  • Paul C. Guest

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. A Brief History of Biomarkers and Mental Illness

  3. Psychiatric Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
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      Pages 79-93
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      Pages 127-139
  4. Neurodegenerative Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Paul C. Guest
      Pages 157-171
  5. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
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      Pages 175-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-203

About this book


Employing accessible language throughout, this book covers the history of psychiatric research, the current state-of-the art in psychiatric practice, the physiological systems affected by psychiatric illnesses, the whole-body nature of these diseases and the impact that this aspect has on emerging biomarker discoveries. 

Further, it provides descriptions of the major specific psychiatric disorders and the special challenges regarding the diagnosis and treatment of each. The book concludes with insights into the latest developments in hand-held biomarker test devices, which can provide diagnostic information in less than 15 minutes in point-of-care settings.

This book investigates the emerging use of biomarkers in the study of psychiatric diseases, a topic of considerable importance for a broad range of people including researchers, clinicians, psychiatrists, university students and even those whose lives are affected in some way by a psychiatric illness. The last category is hardly trivial, since a staggering one in three people worldwide show the criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder at some point in their lifetime. 


psychiatric disorder diagnosis biochemistry endocrinology

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  • Paul C. Guest
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  1. 1.Charlesworth HouseDebdenUnited Kingdom

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