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Evil, Terrorism and Psychiatry

Donatella Marazziti, Stephen M. Stahl, Stefano Salvatori, Claudio Bonito, Guido Traversa, Antonio Ventriglio, Dinesh Bhugra, Antonello Veltri, Armando Piccinni, Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler, Alberto Carrara, Bernhard Bogerts, Maria Schöne, Stephanie Breitschuh, Matteo Pacini, Icro Maremmani, Patrick Lemoine, Konstantin N. Loganovsky, Natalia A. Zdanevich, Marina V. Gresko, Tatiana K. Loganovskaja, Donato Marzano, Dorte Sestoft, Erich Vad
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  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108467766

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  • Terrorism has dominated the domestic and international landscape since 9/11. Determining what drives people to commit acts of terrorism is no easy task. The important new book fills a gap in the psychology and psychiatry literature by examining the relationship between evil and mental illness, and in particular amongst terrorists. How can evil, a characteristic of human nature, become extreme, intent on destruction and lead to acts of terrorism? Featuring contributions from leading experts in this field, Evil, Terrorism and Psychiatry explores whether there are specific personality traits, psychological characteristics or psychopathological conditions that may favour a lack of control of violence in terrorists. It also offers possible novel prevention strategies to help understand and prevent these acts in future. Featuring articles from a special issue of CNS Spectrums, this book also includes brand new chapters found exclusively in this book.

    • Considers evil and terrorism from within a neuroscientific frame to allow the reader to understand the unacceptable: how someone may become a terrorist
    • Marries together the uncertainties and vagueness of theories on terrorism, and psychiatrists' reluctance to deal with terrorism to provide a comprehensive overview of evil and terrorism from within a psychiatric frame
    • Highlights potential prevention strategies
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    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108467766
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 124 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Evil, terrorism and psychiatry Donatella Marazziti and Stephen M. Stahl
    2. To die to kill: suicide as a weapon. Some historical antecedents of suicide terrorism Stefano Salvatori and Donatella Marazziti
    3. The philosophy of hate and anger Claudio Bonito and Guido Traversa
    4. Identity, alienation and violent radicalisation Antonio Ventriglio and Dinesh Bhugra
    5. The mind of suicide terrorists Donatella Marazzitti, Antonello Veltri and Armando Piccinni
    6. Psychopathology of terrorists Armando Piccinni, Donatella Marazziti and Antonello Veltri
    7. Why is terrorism a man's business? Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler
    8. Religion, violence, and the brain: a neuroethical perspective Alberto Carrara
    9. Brain alterations potentially associated with aggression and terrorism Bernhard Bogerts, Maria Schöne and Stephanie Breitschuh
    10. Political terrorism and affective polarization in 'black' and 'red' terrorists in Italy during the years 1968–1988 Matteo Pacini and Icro Maremmani
    11. Conditions of life and death of psychiatric patients in France during World War II: euthanasia or collateral casualties? Patrick Lemoine and Stephen M. Stahl
    12. Neuropsychiatric characteristics of antiterrorist operation combatants in the Donbass (Ukraine) Konstantin N. Loganovsky, Natalia A. Zdanevich, Marina V. Gresko, Donatella Marazziti and Tatiana K. Loganovskaja
    13. The international scenario of terrorism Donato Marzano
    14. Identification and prevention of radicalisation. Practice and experiences with a multidisciplinary working model Dorte Sestoft
    15. How to fight terrorism? Political and strategic aspects Erich Vad
    Index.

  • Editors

    Donatella Marazziti, Università degli Studi, Pisa
    Donatella Marazziti is a psychiatrist at the Università degli Studi, Pisa. She is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neuropsychiatry, Field Editor of CNS Spectrums and Associated Editor of BMJ Psychiatry. Her research interests are focussed on biological markers in psychiatric and normal conditions, psychopharmacology, emotions, attachment and clinical psychiatry. She has authored more than 500 articles and chapters.

    Stephen M. Stahl, University of California, San Diego
    Stephen M. Stahl is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He has conducted various research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Veterans Affairs, and the pharmaceutical industry. Author of more than 500 articles and chapters, Dr Stahl is also the author of the bestseller Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology (Cambridge, 2013).

    Contributors

    Donatella Marazziti, Stephen M. Stahl, Stefano Salvatori, Claudio Bonito, Guido Traversa, Antonio Ventriglio, Dinesh Bhugra, Antonello Veltri, Armando Piccinni, Anne Maria Möller-Leimkühler, Alberto Carrara, Bernhard Bogerts, Maria Schöne, Stephanie Breitschuh, Matteo Pacini, Icro Maremmani, Patrick Lemoine, Konstantin N. Loganovsky, Natalia A. Zdanevich, Marina V. Gresko, Tatiana K. Loganovskaja, Donato Marzano, Dorte Sestoft, Erich Vad

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