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Chapter 1: Overview of the immune system Chapter 2: Immune-neuropharmacology Chapter 3: Immune mechanisms affecting CNS functioning Chapter 4: Immune mechanisms and CNS development Chapter 5: The immune system as a sensor capable to affect other homeostatic systems Chapter 6: Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Chapter 7: Investigating immune changes in the psychiatric patient Chapter 8: Immune dysfunction: a common feature of major psychiatric disorders? Chapter 9: Immunology of substance use disorder Chapter 10: Immune system dysregulation and schizophrenia Chapter 11: Depression as a neuroinflammatory condition Chapter 12: Immunology of bipolar disorder Chapter 13: immunology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Chapter 14: Immunology of eating disorders Chapter 15: Immunology of late-life psychiatric disorders and dementias Chapter 16: Immune-based biomarkers and therapies in psychiatry: future prospects

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Antonio L. Teixeira, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. Moises E. Bauer, PhD, senior researcher in Neuroimmunology, Head of the Laboratory of Stress Immunology (School of Sciences, PUCRS, Brazil). Professor of Immunology at the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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