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Psychiatry, Psychoimmunology, and Viruses

  • Norbert Müller
Conference proceedings

Part of the Key Topics in Brain Research book series (KEYTOPICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Viruses and the immune system in psychiatric disorders

  3. Serotonergic system, depression, and immune system

    1. B. Grimaldi, A. Bonnin, M. P. Fillion, O. Massot, J. C. Rousselle, N. Prudhomme et al.
      Pages 45-54
  4. Schizophrenia and the immune system

    1. D. P. van Kammen, C. G. McAllister-Sistilli, M. E. Kelley, J. A. Gurklis, J. K. Yao
      Pages 63-69
    2. K. Schott, A. Batra, E. Richartz, R. Sarkar, M. Bartels, G. Buchkremer
      Pages 81-87
    3. P. Wright, P. Laing, P. T. Donaldson, R. M. Murray
      Pages 89-99
    4. M. H. Rapaport, M. P. Caliguiri, J. B. Lohr, D. Dolnak, S. Chavez, C. Kulesh et al.
      Pages 101-114
    5. B. Sperner-Unterweger, C. Miller, B. Holzner, B. Widner, W. W. Fleischhacker, D. Fuchs
      Pages 115-119
    6. M. J. Schwarz, M. Riedel, M. Ackenheil, N. Müller
      Pages 121-130
  5. Sleep, anxiety, headache, and immunity

    1. J. Born, E. Späth-Schwalbe
      Pages 131-144
    2. G. Wieselmann, G. Herzog, M. Schönauer-Cejpek, U. Demel, K. Penkner, G. Tilz et al.
      Pages 145-151
    3. M. Empl, P. Sostak, M. Breckner, M. Riedel, N. Müller, R. Gruber et al.
      Pages 153-156
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-160

About these proceedings


This volume contains the contributions to the "3rd Expert Meeting in Psychoneuroimmunology", held in Munich, Germany in autumn 1997. Clinical psychiatrists, neuroscientists and researchers in basic immuno­ logy from Europe and the USA gather together annually at this new tra­ ditional meeting to discuss new findings and trends in the relationship between psychiatric disorders and the immune system. Pinpointed at the Munich meeting in particular were the possible influence of viral infec­ tions on psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia, and the possible pathophysiological mechanisms affecting psychiatric disorders. These mechanisms include viral-induced alteration, cytokine production, and the role of the HLA system. One chapter is devoted to the influence of viral infections during pregnancy; another to the first results of experimental therapy especial­ ly regarding the immune system. The immunological aspects not only of schizophrenia but also of depression, anxiety disorders, sleep and headache were also discussed at the meeting, and two further chapters cover methodological aspects related to clinical and experimental pitfalls in psychoneuroimmunology. The psychoneuroimmunology of psychiatric disorders is a rapidly expanding field, and research is increasing on the therapeutic aspects. This is reflected by one of the main themes of the "4th Expert Meeting in Psychoneuroimmunology", jointly held in autumn 1998 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with the Stanley Foundation Meeting in Neurovirology, devoted to therapeutic strategies deriving from psychoneuroimmunolo­ gical findings. The "5th Expert Meeting in Psychoneuroimmunology" will be held in 1999 in Innsbruck, Austria.


Angststörungen Bulimia nervosa Depression Immunsystem Interferon Psychoneuroimmunologie Schizophrenie Syndrom anxiety disorder immune system psychiatry psychoneuroimmunology schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische Klinik und PoliklinikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Psychiatry, Psychoimmunology, and Viruses
  • Editors Norbert Müller
  • Series Title Key Topics in Brain Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-83249-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-6404-4
  • Series ISSN 0934-1420
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 156
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychiatry
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