Neuroimaging of Schizophrenia and Other Primary Psychotic Disorders

Achievements and Perspectives

  • Silvana Galderisi
  • Lynn E. DeLisi
  • Stefan Borgwardt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Silvana Galderisi, Giulia Maria Giordano, Lynn E. DeLisi
    Pages 1-56
  3. Armida Mucci, Silvana Galderisi, Antonella Amodio, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 57-155
  4. Lynn E. DeLisi, Stefan Borgwardt, Andreas Heinz
    Pages 171-182
  5. Geraldo F. Busatto, Pedro G. P. Rosa, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Lynn E. DeLisi
    Pages 183-218
  6. Yu-Shiuan Lin, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Stefan Borgwardt
    Pages 219-265
  7. Antonio Vita, Florian Schlagenhauf, Stefano Barlati, Andreas Heinz
    Pages 267-301
  8. Eleanor Scutt, Stefan Borgwardt, Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Pages 303-325

About this book


This book presents the state of the art in the use of neuroimaging technologies in the study of schizophrenia and other primary psychotic disorders. The contributions of neuroimaging in the characterization of these disorders are reviewed across diagnoses, by focusing on psychopathological domains and at-risk populations in order to understand the implications for treatment. The principal neuroimaging findings are described in detail, identifying those that are common to and specific for each disorder and highlighting important pitfalls.  Attention is drawn to potential translational aspects of research in the field, with discussion of emerging innovative perspectives.

Neuroimaging research has shown that abnormalities of brain structure and function associated with psychiatric disorders do not reflect the boundaries of current diagnostic categories. However, neuroimaging findings are being reconsidered in the light of recent research proposals aimed at re-conceptualizing classification systems in Psychiatry. Written by leading experts, this book will appeal to all with an interest in the field, including researchers, clinicians, and trainees.


Brain imaging Transnosographic approach Longitudinal course Clinical translation Psychotic disorders Pathophysiology of schizophrenia Neuroimaging findings Neurotransmitters Schizophrenia spectrum disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvana Galderisi
    • 1
  • Lynn E. DeLisi
    • 2
  • Stefan Borgwardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolThe VA Boston Healthcare SystemBrocktonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry (UPK)University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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