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Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Fully revised for this second edition, the text includes three new chapters on brain development,pharmacology and learning, behavioural and developmental disorders.
Integrating up-to-date pharmacological and genetic knowledge with an understanding of environmental factors that impact on human biology, The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing covers topics including:
Accessibly laid out, with many of diagrams, tables and key points at the end of each chapter, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.
1. Introduction to the brain 2. Brain development 3. Neural communication 4. Neurotransmitters and receptors 5. Hormones and mental health 6. The biology of behaviour 7. Genetic disorders affecting mental health 8. Drug use and abuse 9. Anxiety, fear and emotions 10. Schizophrenia 11. Depression 12. Epilepsy 13. Subcortical degenerative diseases of the brain 14. The ageing brain and dementia