The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences publishes articles concerning the bio-psycho-social aspects of mobility, relocation, acculturation, ethnicity, stress situations in war and peace, victimology, and mental health in developing countries. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences also publishes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 4, 2002

Disordered Mind and Brain-The Neural Basis of Mental Symptoms
Disordered Mind and Brain - The Neural Basis of Mental Symptoms Peter E Liddle Gaskell, 2001. 301 pp. The book is composed of three parts, each consisting of a few chapters. The first part of the book is devoted to neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. This...
Editorial: Genes for Human Behavior
The human genome project (HGP) began in 1990 aiming to sequence the total human genome, develop genetic maps to assign genes to specific regions on chromosomes, and identify genes associated with human disease. A major challenge, once genomic sequence...
Genetics of Complex Psychiatric Disorders: Scientific Foundations
Abstract: Advances in genetic analysis as well as progress in the Human Genome Sequencing Project have raised the hope to elucidate the molecular basis of mental disorders on the DNA level. In the present review we describe and discuss the basic concepts...
Genetics of Schizophrenia: A Review of Linkage Findings
Abstract: Background: Family, twin and adoption studies have demonstrated the genetic basis of schizophrenia. Several genes, acting synergistically with each other and with the environment probably underlie the disorder. Different genes for schizophrenia...
Genetics of Suicidal Behavior: Candidate Association Genetic Approach
Abstract: Suicidal behavior runs in families and seemed to be genetically determined in part and independent of the presence of psychiatric disorders. This review presents the current knowledge of candidate gene association studies in the field of suicidology....
Heritability, Genetics and Association Findings in Anorexia Nervosa
Abstract: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric disorder, characterized by a combination of abnormal eating behavior and weight regulation with disturbances of attitudes toward body weight and shape. Prevalence is estimated at 1/1000, but with...
History of the Eugenic Movement
Abstract: The goal of this review is to introduce the reader to the ideas behind the eugenic movement, its implementation, and its consequences. First, we address the work of prominent 19th century forerunners of eugenics. Second, we discuss the eugenic...
L'avenir D'une Desillusion. (the Future of a Disillusion)
L'avenir d'une desillusion. (The future of a disillusion). Green A, Kernberg 0 and al. PUF. Petite Bibliotheque de Psychanalyse. Paris, 2000. 165 pages, 78 FF. In 1927 Freud published "The Future of an Illusion"; in his view the illusion, namely religion,...
Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents-A Psychopharmacological Approach
Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents - A Psychopharmacological Approach by David Nutt, Caroline Bell, Christine Masterson and Clare Short Martin Dunitz, London, 2001. 200 pp. $39.95 Those who enjoyed the Atlas of Psychopharmacology...
Mood Disorders in Women
Mood Disorders in Women Edited by Meir Steiner, Kimberly A. Yonkers and Elias Eriksson Martin Dunitz, London, 2000. Hard cover, 573 pp., $99.95 According to the authors, this book was written for all "healthcare professionals" and particularly psychiatrists,...
Personality Genetics, 2002
Abstract: The study of the genetics of personality looks for effects of genetic differences on psychological differences between people. The most replicated associations have been between the dopamine D4 receptor gene and "novelty seeking" and between...
"Saarat Nefesh" (Mindstorms)
"Saarat Nefesh" (Mindstorms) by Yoram Yovel Keshet, 2001. Paperback, 384 pp. (Hebrew), NIS 89.00 Psychiatry is a lonely profession. Sure, much of the work takes place in the presence of another person. And all kinds of fascinating, saddening, intriguing,...
The Challenges of Genetic Tests for Human Behavior
Abstract: Objective: To review the potential benefits and adverse effects of genetic tests that may develop, that effectively predict mental illness or variation from the norm on behavior traits. Method: A review is offered of the history of genetic-based...
Weaving the Story of One's Life: Re-Biography of Holocaust Survivors
Weaving the Story of One's Life: Re-biography of Holocaust Survivors by Ayala Yehezkel (Fridler) Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Ltd., Tel Aviv, 1999. Paperback, 271 pp. It is difficult to read this book, because of its content. The life stories...