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Neuroscience for the Mental Health Clinician (Hardcover) (Steven R. Pliszka)

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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 brain 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 brain as they bring about a reduction in symptoms. Illustrations include 90 black-and-white figures and 20 color plates.

New to This Edition
*Incorporates over a decade of important advances in brain science.
*Heightened focus on brain networks replaces a deficit-based understanding of disorders.
*Cutting-edge discussions of genetics and epigenetics, the biological impact of stress, neurotransmitters, novel depression treatments, and other timely topics.
*Separate, more detailed chapters on autism spectrum disorder and on dementia.
*Numerous new and revised figures.
Number of Pages: 322.0
Genre: Psychology, Medical
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Guilford Pubn
Author: Steven R. Pliszka
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2016
TCIN: 51534775
UPC: 9781462527120
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-9607

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