Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 1: Fundamentals

Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 1: Fundamentals

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Although developmental concepts have held a prominent place in American psychiatry for over fifty years because of the dominance of psychodynamic theory, it is only in recent years that advances in neuroscience have begun to impact developmental psychiatry. James Harris's two volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty. Written by an individual with the developmental expertise of a pediatrician, the behavioral sophistication of an adult and child psychiatrist, and a deep appreciation of neuroscience, these two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. In Volume I, Part I discusses basic neural science, including aspects of molecular neurobiology, developmental neuroanatomy, neurotransmitter systems and neuronal signaling mechanisms, sleep and circadian rhythms, and basic genetics. Part II provides background on cognitive neuroscience that relate to attention, emotion, language, memory, neural networks, and consciousness. Part III emphasizes the developmental perspective which is crucial to an understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. It offers an ethological framework as well as background information on cognitive development, emotion expression and regulation, language development, temperament and personality, and the emergence of the more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 164 x 232 x 16mm | 439.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 34 line illustrations
  • 019513110X
  • 9780195131109

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"This book provides state-of-the-art information on the scientific underpinnings of developmental disorders....a clear, readable style that admirably integrates history, basic science, behavior, and guidelines for clinical practice....the authoritative text on the subject." -Mayo Clinical Proceedings "This is an excellent, comprehensive and unique new book for students and practitioners in the field of child neuropsychiatry. It will absolutely be the standard in the field. Anyone who is involved in the mental healthcare of children and adolescents should read this book. Rating: *****."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review "This pair of books is densely laden with detailed information that is clearly presented, well organized, and comprehensive...Dr. Harris has provided immensely valuable sourcebooks for the clinician who is interested in the assessment and treatment of developmental disorders."-Psychiatric Services "The depth of scholarship is impressive for a single-authored text. Readable yet thorough explanations of concepts are backed up in nearly every case by authoritative literature citations."-Pediatric Neurology "The benefit of single authorship is obvious in the cogent, uniform style and organization. The diverse topics are discussed competently....This should not be seen as another text on a specialized topic, but as a basic text in psychiatry, necessary and required for all psychiatry."-Ludwik S. Szymanski, M.D., in Journal of the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry "Because of the importance of this new discipline, the lack of a comprehensive reference on the subject, and the uniformity of presentation resulting from a single-author work, we enthusiastically nominate the two-volume Developmental Neuropsychiatry as the 1995 Book of the Year."-Doody's Buyer's Guide to the 250 Best Health Sciences Books 1996 (Selected from nearly 2,500 titles in 76 specialties in the year of publication)show more

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I. BASIC NEURAL SCIENCE ; 1. Molecular Neurobiology: The New Genetics ; 2. Developmental Neuroanatomy ; 3. Developmental Neurotransmitter Systems and Neuronal Signaling Mechanisms ; 4. Sleep and Circadian Rhythms ; 5. Genetic Aspects of Neuropsychiatry ; II. COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE ; 6. Attention ; 7. Emotion ; 8. Language ; 9. Memory ; 10. Neural Networks ; 11. Consciousness ; III. THE DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ; 12. Ethology ; 13. Cognitive Development ; 14. Emotion Expression and Regulation ; 15. Emergence of the Self ; 16. Evolution of Language Development and Representation ; 17. Temperament and Personalityshow more

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