This new volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology presents a
comprehensive review of the fundamental science and clinical
treatment of psychiatric disorders. Advances in neuroscience have
allowed for dramatic advances in the understanding of psychiatric
disorders and treatment. Brain disorders, such as depression and
schizophrenia, are the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is
estimated that over 25% of the adult population in North America
are diagnosed yearly with at least one mental disorder and similar
results hold for Europe. Now that neurology and psychiatry agree
that all mental disorders are in fact, "brain diseases," this
volume provides a foundational introduction to the science defining
these disorders and details best practices for psychiatric
*Provides a comprehensive review of the scientific foundations of
psychiatric disorders and psychiatric treatment
*Includes detailed results from genetics, molecular biology, brain
imaging, and neuropathological, immunological, epidemiological,
metabolic, therapeutic and historical aspects of the major
*A must have reference and resource for neuroscientists,
neurologists, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists as well as
all research scientists investigating disorders of the brain"
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