Neuroscience For The Mental Health Clinician

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Edition 02
Author Pliszka, Steven R
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Accessible and succinct, this book has given thousands of clinicians and students the basic understanding of neuroscience that is essential in contemporary mental health practice. Steven R. Pliszka synthesizes current knowledge on the neurobiological bases of major psychiatric disorders. He explores the
ain systems that underlie cognition, emotions, and behavior; how disturbances in these systems can lead to psychopathology; and the impact of genetic and environmental risk factors across development. The book also addresses the ways that both pharmacological and psychosocial treatments act on the
ain as they
ing about a reduction in symptoms. Illustrations include 93 black-and-white figures and 14 color plates.New to This Edition*Incorporates over a decade of important advances in
ain science.*Heightened focus on
ain networks.*Cutting-edge discussions of genetics and epigenetics, the biological impact of stress, neurotransmitters, novel depression treatments, and other timely topics.*Detailed chapters on autism spectrum disorder and dementia.*Numerous new and revised figures.

Short Description
Accessible and succinct, this book has given thousands of clinicians and students the basic understanding of neuroscience that is essential in contemporary mental health practice. Steven R. Pliszka synthesizes current knowledge on the neurobiological bases of major psychiatric disorders. He explores the
ain systems that underlie cognition, emotions, and behavior; how disturbances in these systems can lead to psychopathology; and the impact of genetic and environmental risk factors across development. The book also addresses the ways that both pharmacological and psychosocial treatments act on the
ain as they
ing about a reduction in symptoms. Illustrations include 93 black-and-white figures and 14 color plates.New to This Edition*Incorporates over a decade of important advances in
ain science.*Heightened focus on
ain networks.*Cutting-edge discussions of genetics and epigenetics, the biological impact of stress, neurotransmitters, novel depression treatments, and other timely topics.*Detailed chapters on autism spectrum disorder and dementia.*Numerous new and revised figures.

Table of Contents
I. Basic Principles1. Introduction2. Draw the Brain: Introduction to Clinical Neuroanatomy3. Neuronal Communication4. Neurotransmitters5. Genetics and Epigenetics6. Fear, Reward, and Action7. Attention and Memory8. Higher Cognitive FunctioningII. Mental Disorders9. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder10. Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, and Substance Abuse11. Mood and Anxiety Disorders12. Schizophrenia13. Autism Spectrum Disorders14. Dementia