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Disorders of Brain and Mind

Disorders of Brain and Mind

Volume 1

D. F. Benson, T. W. Robbins, A. M. Owen, B. J. Sahakian, E. Joyce, S. Hutton, S. E. McPherson, J. L. Cummings, B. Toone, A. R. Mayes, M. D. Kopelman, M. A. Ron, S. Lewis, J. G. R. Jefferys, J. Mellanby, M. R. Trimble, E. Taylor, J. M. Hollister, T. D. Cannon, M. Maier, A. S. David, G. Busatto
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  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778510

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  • Great advances have been made in recent years towards a better understanding of the healthy brain and the physical basis of psychiatric disorder. This text brings together contributions from leading international authorities to provide a timely and multidisciplinary overview of this fast developing area. Its broad coverage ranges from epilepsy and schizophrenia to basal ganglia disorder and brain lesions. In many cases, a clinically oriented chapter is paired with one which describes the basic science which underpins it and considerable attention is given to the impact of the new technologies - structural and functional neuroimaging. In highlighting the basic pathophysiological mechanisms of multifaceted clinical manifestations, this book serves as a valuable review of current neuropsychiatry. It will be welcomed by clinicians, researchers and students alike from neuroscience through to neuropsychology and psychiatry.

    • International team of eminent contributors
    • Multi-disciplinary
    • Balances clinical science with practice
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    'This is an excellent book focusing on various neuropsychiatry topics where brain and mind come together. Written and edited by internationally recognised experts in the field, it is an outstanding contribution to psychiatry … Any clinician or researcher involved and interested in psychopathology-brain relationships should read and refer to it.' Doody's Notes

    'Most of the neuroscience that is relevant to psychiatrists, or likely to be in the foreseeable future, is here. The book is particularly strong on cognitive neuropsychology but also has many excellent chapters on behavioural pharmacology, neuroimaging and the neurodevelopmental approach to schizophrenia. … This is without doubt the best introduction to neuroscience for psychiatrists. Not only that, it is attractively presented, rests pleasingly in the hand and is printed on high-quality paper that even smells rather plesant. Get your librarian to order a copy and read it before anyone else does! Better still, buy your own copy.' Stephen M. Lawrie, British Journal of Psychiatry

    'The editors have assembled an impressive international cast who cover most of the hot topics at the interface of neurology nad psychiatry. I can thoroughly recommend it to everyone working in this exciting area.' John Hodges, Journal of Neurology , Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

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    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778510
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction D. F. Benson
    Part I. Basal Ganglia and Neuropsychiatry:
    1. The neuropsychology of basal ganglia disorders: an integrative cognitive and comparative approach T. W. Robbins, A. M. Owen and B. J. Sahakian
    2. The behavioural pharmacology of brain dopamine systems: implications for the cognitive pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia E. Joyce and S. Hutton
    Part II. Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatry:
    3. The neuropsychology of the frontal lobes S. E. McPherson and J. L. Cummings
    4. Frontal lobe structural abnormalities in schizophrenia: evidence from neuroimaging B. Toone
    Part III. Memory and its Disorders:
    5. Neuropsychology of memory and amnesia A. R. Mayes
    6. Clinical and neuropsychological studies of patients with amnesic disorders M. D. Kopelman
    Part IV. Brain Disease and Mental Illness:
    7. Psychiatric manifestations of demonstrable brain disease M. A. Ron
    8. Structural brain imaging in the psychoses S. Lewis
    Part V. Epilepsy: Biology and Behaviour:
    9. Behaviour in chronic experimental epilepsies J. G. R. Jefferys and J. Mellanby
    10. A neurobiological perspective of the behaviour disorders of epilepsy M. R. Trimble
    Part VI. Perspectives on Neurodevelopment: The Case of Schizophrenia:
    11. Early disorders and later schizophrenia: a developmental neuropsychiatric perspective E. Taylor
    12. Neurodevelopmental disturbances in the aetiology of schizophrenia J. M. Hollister and T. D. Cannon
    Part VII. Imaging Brain and Mind:
    13. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in neuropsychiatry M. Maier
    14. The hallucination: a disorder of brain and mind A. S. David and G. Busatto.

  • Editors

    Maria A. Ron, The National Hospital, London

    Anthony S. David, Institute of Psychiatry, London

    Contributors

    D. F. Benson, T. W. Robbins, A. M. Owen, B. J. Sahakian, E. Joyce, S. Hutton, S. E. McPherson, J. L. Cummings, B. Toone, A. R. Mayes, M. D. Kopelman, M. A. Ron, S. Lewis, J. G. R. Jefferys, J. Mellanby, M. R. Trimble, E. Taylor, J. M. Hollister, T. D. Cannon, M. Maier, A. S. David, G. Busatto

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