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Author: William T. Blows  |  Isbn: 9780415570985  |  File size: 4.4 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biology

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:

the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors

hormones and mental health

the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states

the biology of substance abuse

the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs

developmental disorders

brain anatomy and development

the biology of behaviour

genetics and mental health

affective disorders: depression, mania and suicide


autism and other syndromes

the ageing brain and dementia

degenerative diseases of the brain


Accessibly laid out, with many of diagrams, tables and key points at the end of each chapter, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators

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