Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing

Publisher: Routledge
2nd edition - 13 Dec 2010
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0415570980
ISBN-13: 978-0415570985

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Fully revised for this second edition, the text includes three new chapters on brain development,pharmacology and learning, behavioural and developmental disorders. 
Integrating up-to-date pharmacological and genetic knowledge with an understanding of environmental factors that impact on human biology, The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing covers topics including: 
  1. The physiology of neurotransmission and receptors 
  2. Hormones and mental health 
  3. The biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states 
  4. The biology of substance abuse 
  5. The pharmacology of psychoactive drugs 
  6. Developmental disorders 
  7. Brain anatomy and development 
  8. The biology of behavior 
  9. Genetics and mental health 
  10. Affective disorders: depression, mania and suicide 
  11. Schizophrenia 
  12. Autism and other syndromes 
  13. The ageing brain and dementia 
  14. Degenerative diseases of the brain 
  15. Epilepsy. 

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