Every clinician today needs a basic understanding of what causes violent behavior. The second edition of Neurobiology of Violence synthesizes current research on the origins of violence and reveals its implications for managing aggressive patients and minimizing risk.
Author Jan Volavka, currently Chief of Clinical Research at the Nathan S. Kline Institute, spent time in a Nazi prison as a child and has devoted much of his career to studying violence in humans. In Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, he has brought together research and clinical data from many diverse disciplines in a single-authored volume with a unified voice that is clearly written and interesting to read.
Beginning with important information on the basic science of violence, including genetics, Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition continues with topics of great practical value to today's clinician, including - Major mental disorders and violence- Alcohol and substance abuse and violence- Psychopharmacological approaches to managing violent behavior
Extensively revised and updated, Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, is an essential resource for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and all other clinicians who struggle to understand and manage violent patients.show more