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Biological psychiatry, 3d ed.


Biological psychiatry, 3d ed.

Trimble, Michael R. and Mark S. George.



406 pages




Trimble (behavioral neurology, Institute of Neurology, London) and George (psychiatry, radiology, and neuroscience; Medical U. of South Carolina) outline the medical specialty that looks to biological causes for mental disease. Writing for medical students and for researchers and practitioners in fields that touch upon mental health, they begin by exploring principles of brain function and structure from perspectives of genetics, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. Then they consider important brain-behavior relationships, and classifications and clinical investigations. Having set the stage, they proceed to describe biological aspects of personality disorders, anxiety disorders, the schizophrenias, affective disorders, the addictions and disorders of motivation, epilepsy, and the dementias. A final chapter reviews biological treatments. Earlier editions were completed in 1987 and 1995.

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