Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry
The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric IllnessBy
- Lennart Heimer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.
- Gary Van Hoesen, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.
- Michael Trimble, M.D., Professor in Behavioural Neurology, Consultant Physician in Psychological Medicine, Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital, London, UK
- Daniel Zahm, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic systemthe cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memoryat length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain. The book also includes an enlightening DVD describing the basic surface anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres, coronal and horizontal sections, and blunt dissection of the forebrain with special attention to clinical-anatomical correlations of interest to psychiatrists.
Neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, basic neuroscience researchers, occupational and physical therapists.
Hardbound, 200 Pages
Published: November 2007
Imprint: Academic Press
- PREFACECHAPTER 1. THE LIMBIC SYSTEM: A CONCEPT IN PERPETUAL SEARCH FOR A DEFINITIONCHAPTER 2. THE ERODING RELEVANCE OF THE LIMBIC SYSTEMCHAPTER 3. THE ANATOMY OF THE BASAL FOREBRAINCHAPTER 4. THE GREATER LIMBIC LOBECHAPTER 5. COOPERATION AND COMPETITION