Search for dissertations about: "schizophrenia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 228 swedish dissertations containing the word schizophrenia.

  1. 1. Genetic studies of schizophrenia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Eva Lindholm; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Genetics; Schizophrenia; complex diseases; mitochondria; large pedigree; linkage analysis; Genetik; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Clinical genetics; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Klinisk genetik; Genetics; genetik;

    Abstract : The prevalence of schizophrenia is about 1% throughout the world. The disease is characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and bizarre behavior. A genetic contribution to the disease was previously shown through epidemiological studies. The mitochondrial DNA was sequenced in four schizophrenic patients. READ MORE

  2. 2. PET applications in schizophrenia : Functional and pharmacological dopamine studies

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Ola Gefvert; Uppsala universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neurosciences; Schizophrenia; PET; dopamine synthesis rate; dopamine D2 receptor occupancy; atypical antipsychotics; quetiapine; risperidone microsphere depot; Neurovetenskap; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Neurology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Neurologi; Psychiatry; psykiatri;

    Abstract : Schizophrenia is a group of disorders with a worldwide lifetime prevalence of 0.85%. Thefunctional outcome of the disorder seem stable from the first systematic outcome studies to thepresent day, and vary only with changes in diagnostic criteria. READ MORE

  3. 3. Violent offenders with schizophrenia quantitative and qualitative studies focusing on the family of origin

    University dissertation from Umeå : Klinisk vetenskap

    Author : Annika Nordström; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychiatry; schizophrenia; offenders; homicide; criminality; victim relations; family members; forensic psychiatry; Psykiatri; MEDICINE Psychiatry; MEDICIN Psykiatri; Psychiatry; psykiatri;

    Abstract : The focus of the thesis is on violent offenders with schizophrenia and their relatives. The aims were to explore incidence of violent crimes, the extent to which family members were victims, to investigate individual background factors among violent offenders, and to identify psychotic symptoms and triggering factors associated with fatal violence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Vulnerability and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gabriella Stålberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Coping; fetal growth; low birth weight; neuropeptides; outcome; problem solving skills; psychosis; risk factors; schizophrenia; siblings; social function; twins; Psychiatry; Psykiatri;

    Abstract : This thesis offers a broad approach in elucidating biological risk factors, as well as psychological and social functioning in schizophrenia. The aims are as follows: (I) investigate the association between birth characteristics and schizophrenia, (II) study the association between levels of neurotransmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), social function and longitudinal outcome in schizophrenia, (III) compare social functioning of patients with schizophrenia with their biological siblings and (IV) explore how siblings to patients with schizophrenia perceive the sibling relationship and their role. READ MORE

  5. 5. Prognostic Factors in First-Episode Schizophrenia Five-year Outcome of Symptoms, Function and Obesity

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Robert Bodén; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; First-episode; psychosis; schizophrenia; community mental health services; remission; functional outcome; biochemistry; obesity; weight-gain; prediction; autonomic balance; electrocardiography; MEDICINE Psychiatry; MEDICIN Psykiatri; Psychiatry; Psykiatri;

    Abstract : Our knowledge of prognostic factors and optimal treatment organisation in schizophrenia is incomplete. The disparity of outcome measures used has been a major obstacle for research. Increasing evidence has shown that schizophrenia is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, development of obesity and autonomic nervous system imbalance. READ MORE