Biological Psychiatry / Edition 2

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1996 Trade paperback 2nd ed. New. No dust jacket as issued. Never used Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 480 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.

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This book provides an authoritative summary of the current status of the field of biological psychiatry, integrating material from the basic neuroscience investigations and clinical case studies. A chapter on pharmacotherapy outlines current consensus in the field. The book includes material on such fast-moving areas as neuroimaging, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as reports of major developments in schizophrenia, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the second edition of this well-received textbook on the neurobiological aspects of psychiatry and is written by a well-known and influential researcher and clinician in the field.
Purpose: The purpose of this second edition is to document the advances in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, genetics, and brain imaging that have occurred since Dr. Trimble wrote the first edition of his book. Dr. Trimble believes (as I do) that psychological theories of pathogenesis have been overtaken by a wealth of neurochemical and neuropathological hypotheses and findings. This book explains and teaches the reader these current theories in a very readable text.
Audience: The intended audience includes medical students, residents in psychiatry training programs, practicing psychiatrists, and psychologists interested in the current state of psychiatry. I would recommend this book to any individual involved in the care of the mentally ill. It is a shame that the recent neurobiological understanding of these illnesses has not filtered down or has been ignored by nonphysician mental health workers.
Features: The book features 12 chapters covering the important aspects of biological psychiatry (the title now is anachronistic). The book ends with a reference section and an index. The tables and figures are useful.
Assessment: The second edition of this book, which I looked forward to reading, was not disappointing. I highly recommend it.
A comprehensive survey of concepts in biological psychology. Coverage includes principles of brain physiology, chemistry, and anatory; disorders of the limbic system; personality disorders; schizophrenia; epilepsies; and biological treatments. This second edition reflects the major advances in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, genetics, and imaging techniques since the first edition in 1987. Of interest to advanced students, researchers, and clinicians psychiatry, psychology, and mental health care. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471953746
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction.
Concepts of Disease and Classification.
Principles of Brain Function and Structure of Relevance for Psychiatry: (1) Physiology and Chemistry.
Principles of Brain Function and Structure of Relevance for Psychiatry: (2) Anatomy.
Disorders of the Limbic System.
Personality Disorders and the Neuroses.
Affective Disorders.
The Dementias.
Biological Treatments.
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