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Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician - Steven R. Pliszka

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician


Published: 29th September 2004
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As scientific knowledge grows about the role of the brain in mental disorder, no clinician can afford to be uninformed about neurobiology. This accessible primer provides the basic grounding in neuroscience that all contemporary mental health professionals need. Readers are first guided through the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and psychiatric genetics. Chapters then illuminate the neurobiological underpinnings of a range of frequently encountered disorders--including ADHD, substance abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and learning and cognitive problems--giving particular attention to the impact of psychosocial risk factors on the brain. Also examined are ways that both pharmacological and psychological interventions have been shown to alter brain chemistry as they bring about a reduction in symptoms.

An excellent introductory guide to neuroscience and its relationship to mental illness. The author has done a commendable job. - Psychological Medicine

Introductionp. 1
Basic Principles of Neuroscience
Draw the Brain: Introduction to Clinical Neuroanatomyp. 15
The Neuronp. 32
Neurotransmittersp. 51
Fear, Reward, and Actionp. 78
Memoryp. 90
An Overview of Cortical Functionp. 107
Neuroscience of Mental Disorders
Introduction to Clinical Issuesp. 129
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 143
Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, and Substance Abusep. 165
Mood and Anxiety Disordersp. 200
Schizophrenia and Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 225
Cognitive Disordersp. 249
Epiloguep. 261
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9781593850784
ISBN-10: 1593850786
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 29th September 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36