Unwell Brain Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental Health

ISBN-10: 039370596X
ISBN-13: 9780393705966
Edition: 2009
Authors: F. Scott Kraly, Kraly
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Description: Uncovering the link between our brains and our behavior. New research revealing the complexities of the brain and how they can lead to disordered behavior is more prolific than ever. And understanding the brain chemistry behind behavior is crucial  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Uncovering the link between our brains and our behavior. New research revealing the complexities of the brain and how they can lead to disordered behavior is more prolific than ever. And understanding the brain chemistry behind behavior is crucial to effective diagnosis and treatment. Here F. Scott Kraly offers a brisk, digestible narrative that demystifies the relationship among brain function, structure, and behavior.

F. Scott Kraly, PhD,nbsp;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.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Treatment of Behavioral and Brain Disorders
How Do Disorders Develop?
What Treatments Are Likely to Be Effective?
Integration of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy
Brain Theories of Behavioral Disorders
Annotated Bibliography for Part I
Fundamental Principles of the Brain and Behavior
Organizational Aspects of the Brain Relevant to Psychology and Behavior
Neuronal Processes Relevant to Psychology and Behavior
Discovering the Relation between Brain and Behavior
Principles of Pharmacology Relevant to Pharmacotherapy
Annotated Bibliography for Part II
Dysfunctional Behaviors and Brain Processes
Depression and Mania
Anxiety Disorders
Substance Use Disorders
Overeating
Bulimia and Anorexia
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Schizophrenia
Annotated Bibliography for Part III
Concluding Perspective
Probing a Frontier
References
Index

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