Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician, First Edition / Edition 1

Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician, First Edition / Edition 1

by Steven R. Pliszka
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593850786

ISBN-13: 9781593850784

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593850784
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,035,770
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
I. Basic Principles of Neuroscience
2. Draw the Brain: Introduction to Clinical Neuroanatomy
3. The Neuron
4. Neurotransmitters
5. Fear, Reward, and Action
6. Memory
7. An Overview of Cortical Function
II. Neuroscience of Mental Disorders
8. Introduction to Clinical Issues
9. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
10. Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, and Substance Abuse
11. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
12. Schizophrenia and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
13. Cognitive Disorders
14. Epilogue

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