Gene-Environment Interactions in Psychiatry: Nature, Nurture, Neuroscience begins with the basic aspects of gene-environment studies, such as basic genetics, principles of animals modeling, and the basic processes of how environmental factors affect brain and behavior, with part two describing the most important psychiatric disorders in detail.
Each chapter has a similar structure that includes a general description of the disorder that is followed by an analysis of the role of genes and how they are affected by environmental factors. Each chapter ends with a description of the most relevant animal models, again focusing on gene-environment interactions.
The book concludes with a critical evaluation of the current research and an outlook for the (possible) future, offering a vignette into the fascinating world of nature, nurture, and neuroscience.
- Written to provide in-depth basic knowledge on gene-environment interactions for graduate students, postgraduate students, clinicians, and scientists
- Includes descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders
- Provides detailed descriptions of animal models and basic genetic information
- Presents well-illustrated color figures to explain complex features in a simple manner
Dr. Ellenbroek has over 30 years of experience in the field of behavioural neurosciences especially in relation to animal models for schizophrenia and addiction. He has published over 135 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including many reviews, also on the topic on gene * environment interactions. He has been an invited speaker at over 30 conferences in the last 10 years has co-authored over 35 book chapters. In addition, he is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of 'Current Topics in Behavioural Neurosciences" and Reviews Editor of 'Behavioural Pharmacology".