Special Issue "The Pathophysiology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders and New Therapeutic Targets"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: schizophrenia; major depressive disorder; bipolar disorder; anxiety disorder; substance abuse; biomarker; prevention; oxidative stress; inflammation
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Psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and substance abuse, are commonly occurring and often seriously impairing in a number of countries throughout the world. Clinically, patients with these psychiatric disorders are treated by the use of antipsychotic drugs, antidepressant drugs, and anti-anxiety drugs. However, the efficacies of these drugs are limited. There are also treatment-resistant patients who do not respond current medications. Thus, understanding the pathophysiologies of these disorders is of imminent importance to advancing the management of these symptoms. Multiple genetic and environmental factors play a role in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Accumulating evidence shows that oxidative stress and inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of these disorders. In the past decade, advancements in genomics studies have revealed many molecular targets which, as substantiated by many cellular and in vivo animal studies, can be further explored as potential therapeutic targets. In addition, new cellular signaling that contributes to disease progression and perpetuation have also been unveiled. This Special Issue aims to provide research highlights that focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiologies of psychiatric disorders.
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- oxidative stress