Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry

1st Edition

The New Anatomy of the Basal Forebrain and Its Implications for Neuropsychiatric Illness

Authors:

  • Lennart Heimer
  • Gary Van Hoesen
  • Michael Trimble
  • Daniel Zahm
  • Description

    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 system—the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory—at 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.

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    Key Features

    * A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century
    * A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe
    * Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective

    Readership

    Neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, basic neuroscience researchers, occupational and physical therapists.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    200
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123742391
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780080555126

    About the authors

    Lennart Heimer

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.

    Gary Van Hoesen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A.

    Michael Trimble

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor in Behavioural Neurology, Consultant Physician in Psychological Medicine, Institute of Neurology, The National Hospital, London, UK

    Daniel Zahm

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.