Research proves that the inner workings of the brain, its structures, and its functions are directly related to psychiatric disorders, and psychiatrists are increasingly called upon to have knowledge of behavioral neuroanatomy in order to offer the most effective treatment for their patients. However, brain regions specifically affiliated with behavior are not adequately addressed in psychiatric training.
This book, a four-color visual tour of brain anatomy for psychiatric residents and practitioners, fills that gap by focusing on a range of psychiatric conditions and exploring the corresponding parts of the brain that are affected. Green and Ostrander take readers on a systematic tour of all brain regions with important behavioral affiliations or with known or theoretical involvement in psychiatric disorders, including over 190 four-color images to help readers conceptualize the relationship between brain regions and specific disorders. Psychiatrists-in-training, practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals interested in the neurological bases of illness will all find this book useful.