Biological Psychiatry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227283, 9781483282565

Biological Psychiatry

1st Edition

A Review of Recent Advances

Authors: J. R. Smythies
eBook ISBN: 9781483282565
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 120
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Biological Psychiatry: A Review of Recent Advances describes the developments in biological psychiatry. This book discusses the theories in the complex field of human disease, particularly psychiatric disease. Organized into six chapters, this book begins with an overview of the etiology and genetic basis of schizophrenia. This text then examines the various physiological and biochemical variables in schizophrenics. Other chapters consider the two types of depression, namely, reactive and endogenous. This book discusses as well the criteria of what symptom complexes constitute a particular psychiatric disease. The role of the brain in the control of learning, memory, behavior, and emotion is also reviewed. The final chapter deals with the psychoanalytic theory, which consists of a complex of theories of three various types. This book is a valuable resource for psychiatrists and physicians. Research workers in the various disciplines of neurobiology that encroach upon psychiatry will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents


Chapter I Schizophrenia: Genetic and Psychosocial Factors

Chapter II Schizophrenia: Biochemical Factors

Chapter III Mania and Depression

Chapter IV Strategies for Future Psychiatric Research

Chapter V Brain Mechanisms and Behavior

Chapter VI The Theoretical Basis of Psychoanalysis



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