Robert Cancro

Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Professor (Emeritus), Department of Psychiatry

Keywords
biologic classification of psychiatric disease
Summary

Psychiatry has suffered from the severe limitation of utilizing a phenomenologically based nosology of disease rather than a biological classification based on etiology and pathogenesis. As a consequence of this limitation, patient samples with a particular diagnosis are biologically heterogeneous and research results are frequently inconsistent and even contradictory. The need to develop a biologic classification is obvious and essential for psychiatry to take advantage of the developments in neuroscience. For example, the recent development of techniques for the in vivo examination of the nervous system makes it possible to identify pathophysiology associated with psychiatric populations. Initially, our focus has been on electrophysiologic correlates of clinical diagnosis. Currently, we are attempting to develop a taxonomy based on pathophysiology while seeking the clinical correlates of that classification.

Our first efforts have focused on quantitative electrophysiology because it is relatively nonintrusive and inexpensive. This approach is now being supplemented with newer techniques of studying the nervous system, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), and functional MRI.

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from medical subject headings from PubMed.
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Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Professor (Emeritus), Department of Psychiatry

Ginsberg SD; Che S; Hashim A; Zavadil J; Cancro R; Lee SH; Petkova E; Sershen HW; Volavka J

Brain structure & function. 2011 Nov; 216(4):347-356

Schulman, Joshua J; Cancro, Robert; Lowe, Sandlin; Lu, Feng; Walton, Kerry D; Llinas, Rodolfo R

Frontiers in human neuroscience. 2011; 5:69-69

Differential regulation of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene and protein expression in the resident-intruder mouse model of aggression [Meeting Abstract]

Che, S.; Hashim, A.; Zavadil, J.; Cancro, R.; Lee, S. H.; Petkova, E.; Sershen, H. W.; Volavka, J.; Ginsberg, S. D.

Society for Neuroscience abstract viewer & itinerary planner. 2011; 41:?-?#266.17

Kaplan & Sadock's pocket handbook of clinical psychiatry

Sadock, Benjamin J; Sadock, Virginia A; Cancro, Robert; Sussman, Norman; Ahmad, Samoon

Kaplan & Sadock's pocket handbook of clinical psychiatry. Princeton NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008. Compact disc ; 4 3/4" (1487)

John, E R; Prichep, L S; Winterer, G; Herrmann, W M; diMichele, F; Halper, J; Bolwig, T G; Cancro, R

Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2007 Jul; 116(1):17-35

Long-term mortality experience of international cohorts of persons with schizophrenia and related psychoses

Craig, Thomas J; Tang, Dei-In; Sartorius, Norman; Laska, Eugene M; Cancro, Robert

Recovery from schizophrenia: An international perspective: A report from the WHO Collaborative Project, the international study of schizophrenia. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press, 2007. p.61-68. (4383)

Differential regulation of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) expression in the resident-intruder mouse model of aggression [Meeting Abstract]

Sershen, HW; Che, S; Hashim, A; Zavadil, J; Cancro, R; Volavka, J; Ginsberg, SD

Society for Neuroscience abstract viewer & itinerary planner. 2007; 33:?-?#501.20

QEEG subtyping and source localization reveal the need for polypharmacy [Meeting Abstract]

John, ER; Prichep, LS; Cancro, R

Neuropsychobiology. 2006 NOV 23; 54(1):33-33