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Phospholipid Spectrum Disorder in Psychiatry: First Edition

Editors: Malcolm Peet, Iain Glen and David F. Horrobin
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 1871622107
ISBN-13: 9781871622102
Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently in print: please enquire

Related titles:
Phospholipid Spectrum Disorder in Psychiatry: Second Edition
 
Phospholipids in Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders: Selected Topics for the Nutritional Medicine MSc Programme, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey.

The first edition of this book signalled a fundamental change of direction in the way in which psychiatric and neurological dysfunctions were conceptualized and treated. Appearing in the last year of the last century, it heralded the kind of reorientation of thought that would be needed in the next if the problems besetting these two major areas of medicine were to be dealt with effectively. It would be hard to overestimate the impact produced by the first edition in the four years following its publication. It was instrumental in promoting widespread acceptance of the idea that major conditions such as schizophrenia, mania, depression, dyslexia, dyspraxia, Alzheimer's disease, and many disorders of movement, could all be considered as expressions of underlying faults in membrane phospholipid metabolism. In addition, it shifted emphasis away from an increasingly sterile search for abnormalities in the release, reuptake and receptor interactions of neurotransmitters, and towards what has proved to be the richly fertile ground of membrane phospholipid biochemistry.

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