Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 1: The Fundamentals

Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 1: The 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 self.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195068246
  • 9780195068245

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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. Grounded in neuroscience but enriched by clinical realities, Volume II provides a comprehensive review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided.show more

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The internal organization of both books is clear and nicely structured. The glossaries included at the end of some of the more technical chapters are particularly useful and welcome ... the philosophy behind this book is sound ... The material is well organized and there is a real need for an integrated text bringing together basic sciences and clinical expertise in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders across the life span. This book is a step in the right direction. * Jane Whittaker, Psychological Medicine: Vol. 27, 1997 *show more

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