Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness / Edition 2

Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness / Edition 2

by Mark S. George
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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness / Edition 2

Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry: The Pathophysiology of Behavior and Mental Illness, Second Edition

Little information from this complex and evolving field of neuroscience has been readily accessible to the clinical psychiatrist on the front lines of patient care, let alone to the resident preparing for the Boards. There thus has existed a need for a concise and accessible text that builds a bridge between the two disciplines.

To meet this need, the fully updated Second Edition of this straightforward and reader-friendly reference provides readers with a basic link between the science of the brain and the treatment of common mental health disorders. Both comprehensive and easy to follow, this textbook is being used in psychology graduate programs, nurse practitioner training and psychiatry residencies.  It is useful for board exam review as well as for the practicing clinician looking to keep pace with the latest advances in neuroscience.

The book’s clear and direct language will enhance your understanding of basic neuroscientific concepts underlying commonly encountered disorders, and the effects of brain chemistry on common behaviors. Practical applications, insightful illustrations, and review questions following each chapter help solidify your grasp of neuropathology and its link to mental health disorders and their treatment.

Explore the neurologic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders!
• Updated content lets you keep pace with recent advances.
• Straightforward discussions help you grasp complex concepts with ease.  
• Concise presentation improves comprehension and retention of essential material.
• Abundant illustrations and tables provide vital information at a glance.
• End-of-chapter review questions offer abundant opportunities for self-paced review.
• Solution site with online access to fully searchable text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451101546
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: Second
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 182,842
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgments vii

About the Authors viii

Section I The Neuroscience Model

1 Historical Perspective and Neuroscience Methods 2

2 Neuroanatomy 13

3 Circuits and Cells 26

4 Neurotransmitters 37

5 Receptors and Signaling the Nucleus 48

6 Genetics and Epigenetics 59

Section II Modulators

7 Hormones and the Brain 73

8 Adult Development and Plasticity 86

9 Inflammation and Immunity 101

10 The Electrical Brain 114

Section III Behaviors

11 Pain 123

12 Pleasure 136

13 Appetite 150

14 Anger and Aggression 162

15 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms 174

16 Sex and the Brain 188

17 Attachment 203

18 Memory 217

19 Intelligence 229

20 Attention 240

Section IV Disorders

21 Depression 252

22 Anxiety 263

23 Schizophrenia 275

24 Alzheimer's Disease 287

Bibliography 298

Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions 313

Index 315

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