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The psychoneuroendocrinology of schizophrenia derives from the presumption that neurotransmitter or receptor abnormalities in the limbic regions might extend to or influence the hypothalamus, which plays a role in the regulation of prolactin (PRL) secretion from the anterior pituitary gland. Since a GABA disturbance has been recently proposed in the(More)
The authors begin by drawing attention to the problem of the transition from the biological to the psychic, noting that Freud himself, with his background in the neurosciences, grappled with it throughout his career. Certain recent paradigms more commonly applied to the natural sciences, such as in particular chaos and complexity theory, can in their view(More)
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