The Unwell Brain: Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental Health

The Unwell Brain: Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental Health

by F. Scott Kraly

Uncovering the link between our brains and our behavior.See more details below


Uncovering the link between our brains and our behavior.

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author

F. Scott Kraly, PhD,is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Colgate University. He earned his doctorate at The Johns Hopkins University, was research fellow in Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College, and now teaches psychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, having served as Chairperson of Psychology, Coordinator of Neuroscience, and Director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Colgate. He is the author of Brain Science and Psychological Disorders (Norton, 2006), and has published articles in Nature, Psychological Review, Alcohol, Appetite, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, American Journal of Physiology, and elsewhere.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part I Treatment of Behavioral and Brain Disorders 5

1 How Do Disorders Develop? 7

2 What Treatments Are Likely to Be Effective? 11

3 Integration of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy 17

4 Brain Theories of Behavioral Disorders 23

Annotated Bibliography for Part I 26

Part II Fundamental Principles of the Brain and Behavior 29

5 Organizational Aspects of the Brain Relevant to Psychology and Behavior 31

6 Neuronal Processes Relevant to Psychology and Behavior 49

7 Discovering the Relation between Brain and Behavior 65

8 Principles of Pharmacology Relevant to Pharmacotherapy 75

Annotated Bibliography for Part II 84

Part III Dysfunctional Behaviors and Brain Processes 87

9 Depression and Mania 89

10 Anxiety Disorders 107

11 Substance Use Disorders 119

12 Overeating 135

13 Bulimia and Anorexia 147

14 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 157

15 Schizophrenia 163

Annotated Bibliography for Part III 170

Part IV Concluding Perspective 173

16 Probing a Frontier 175

References 185

Index 195

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