© 2012

Behavioral Neurogenetics

  • John F. Cryan
  • Andreas Reif

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lisa M. Tarantino, Amy F. Eisener-Dorman
    Pages 25-58
  3. Valeria Carola, Cornelius Gross
    Pages 59-72
  4. Aki Takahashi, Isabel M. Quadros, Rosa M. M. de Almeida, Klaus A. Miczek
    Pages 73-138
  5. Gregers Wegener, Aleksander A. Mathe, Inga D. Neumann
    Pages 139-187
  6. Carolyn Graybeal, Carly Kiselycznyk, Andrew Holmes
    Pages 189-207
  7. Colm M. P. O’Tuathaigh, Lieve Desbonnet, Paula M. Moran, John L. Waddington
    Pages 209-250
  8. Susan B. Powell, Martin Weber, Mark A. Geyer
    Pages 251-318
  9. Mònica Bayés, Simon Heath, Ivo Glynne Gut
    Pages 321-343
  10. Joseph T. Glessner, John J.M. Connolly, Hakon Hakonarson
    Pages 345-360
  11. Christine M. Freitag, Philip Asherson, Johannes Hebebrand
    Pages 395-428
  12. Katharina Domschke, Andreas Reif
    Pages 463-502
  13. K. Haddley, V. J. Bubb, G. Breen, U. M. Parades-Esquivel, J. P. Quinn
    Pages 503-535
  14. Amy B. Hart, Harriet de Wit, Abraham A. Palmer
    Pages 537-577
  15. A. Corvin, G. Donohoe, A. Hargreaves, L. Gallagher, M. Gill
    Pages 579-613
  16. Daniela Galimberti, Elio Scarpini
    Pages 615-631

About this book


The field of behavioral neurogenetics has developed significantly over the past two decades. This has been largely driven by technical advances in the field of molecular genetics both in model systems and in clinical analysis. Indeed, it is hoped that the elucidation and ongoing functionalisation of the human genome may provide new insights into the aetiology, course and, ultimately, treatment of psychiatric illnesses. This book covers a wide array of topics relevant to behavioral genetics from both a preclinical and clinical standpoint. Indeed in juxtaposing both areas of research the reader will appreciate the true translational nature of the field. Topics covered range from technical advances in genetic analysis in humans and animals to specific descriptions of advances in schizophrenia, attention disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, autism, aggression, neurodegeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders. The importance of gene-environment interactions is emphasised and the role of neuroimaging in unravelling the functional consequences of genetic variability described. This volume will be valued by both the basic scientist and clinician alike who may use it as a detailed reference book. It will also be of use to the novice to the field, to whom it will serve as an in-depth introduction to this exciting area of research.


behavioral disorders behavioral genetics neurodegenerative disorders neurodevelopmental disorders neurogenetics

Editors and affiliations

  • John F. Cryan
    • 1
  • Andreas Reif
    • 2
  1. 1., Dep of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsSchool of PharmacyCorkIreland
  2. 2., Department of Psychiatry and PsychotheraUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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