Biological Aspects of Mental Health Nursing

By

  • Shupi Rinomhota, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Leeds College of Health Studies, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  • Paul Marshall, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Leeds College of Health Studies, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

This outstanding resource provides a broad overview of the neurobiological factors that contribute to the development of mental health problems. BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING also strives to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice. Includes discussion of the role of homeostasis in maintaining physical and emotional wellbeing; the link between immunology, nutrition, and mental health; the coordinated role of neuro-function and endocrine function in influencing behavior; adaptive and maladaptive responses of the body to stress and stressors; aging process as a continuum of life and its relation to mental health; and restorative function of sleep.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2000
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-05990-2


Table of Contents

The Quest for Holistic Care in Theory and Practice · The Concept of Homeostasis · Neuroanatomy and Neurofunction · Brain Metabolism, Hormonal Activity, and Mental Health · Genetic Aspects · Immune Mechanisms and Mental Health · Nutrition and Mental Health · Psychopharmacology · Sleep and Sensory Functioning · Stress, the Individual, and Mental Health · The Ageing Process and Mental Health · Conclusion