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The Biology of Psychological Disorders (2nd Edition)

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21 November 2018

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This textbook introduces the reader to some of the most common psychological disorders, from schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse to disorders of childhood, adolescence and ageing. Coverage of these disorders is...

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This textbook introduces the reader to some of the most common psychological disorders, from schizophrenia, depression and substance abuse to disorders of childhood, adolescence and ageing. Coverage of these disorders is combined with a comprehensive grounding in the fundamentals of neurobiology and the principles of psychopharmacology that underpin their treatment.Written by David Linden, Scientific Director at the School of Mental Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, The Biology of Psychological Disorders sits at the intersection psychology, psychiatry, biology and neuroscience. Aimed primarily at undergraduate psychology students, it is also of relevance to trainee psychiatrists and clinicians.

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  • Takes an innovative approach that analyses psychological disorders within the context of somatic disease
  • Offers detailed accounts of the latest research into the biology of psychological disorders
  • Full-colour plates of microimages of stained neurons 






  • Two completely new chapters on the immune system and mental health, and on environmental influences on brain development
  • Incorporates recent advances in genetics and psychopharmacology
  • Updated chapters in accordance with the DSM-5
  • Discusses biological aspects of psychological interventions and psychological disease models
  • Suitable for neuroscience curriculum for trainee psychiatrists
  • New `controversies' feature that promotes critical thinking skills by exploring the validity of disease concepts and evidence bases











PART 1 – BASIC NEUROSCIENCE AND RESEARCH METHODS
1. Neuroanatomy
2. Neurophysiology and basic neurochemistry
3. Neuroendocrinology
4. Inflammation and the brain
5. Genetics
6. Animal models
7. Brain development and the environment
PART 2 – PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
8. General principles of psychopharmacology
9. Neurotransmitter receptors and postsynaptic signalling pathways
10. Physical therapies
11. Biological effects of psychiatric treatment
PART 3 – CLINICAL DISORDERS
12. Psychotic disorders
13. Depression
14. Mania and bipolar disorder
15. Anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and trauma-related disorders
16. Personality disorders
17. Substance-related disorders and behavioural addictions
18. Eating disorders
19. Mental disorders of childhood and adolescence
20. Sexual and gender identity disorders
21. Sleep disorders
22. Somatic symptom disorders
23. Ageing and dementia
24. Neuropsychiatry.

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David Linden is the scientific director at the School of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.


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David Linden is the scientific director at the School of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.


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