The Neuropsychology of Anxiety: An Enquiry into the Function of the Septo-Hippocampal System

Paperback | July 5, 2004

byJeffrey A. Gray, Neil McNaughton

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The Neuropsychology of Anxiety first appeared in 1982, quickly establishing itself as a classic work in the psychology and neuroscience literature. It presented an innovative, and at times controversial, theory of anxiety and the brain systems, especially the septo-hippocampal system, thatsubserve it. It rapidly established itself as an important new work in the field. This Second Edition is a significant departure from the first, drawing upon extensive reviews of data from the ethology of defence, learning theory, the psychopharmacology of anti-anxiety drugs, anxiety disorders, and clinicaland laboratory analysis of amnesia. The cognitive and behavioural functions in anxiety of the septo-hippocampal system and the amygdala are extensively analysed, as are their separate roles in memory and fear. Their functions are related to a hierarchy of additional structures that control otherforms of defensive behaviour. The resulting theory is applied to the typology, symptoms, and therapy of anxiety and phobic disorders, and to the symptoms of amnesia. Available for the first time in paperback, this new edition will be a valuable reference text for researchers and graduate students in psychology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, neuroscience, and neurology.

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The Neuropsychology of Anxiety first appeared in 1982, quickly establishing itself as a classic work in the psychology and neuroscience literature. It presented an innovative, and at times controversial, theory of anxiety and the brain systems, especially the septo-hippocampal system, thatsubserve it. It rapidly established itself as...

Jeffrey A. Gray is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London. Neil McNaughton is at University of Otago, Dunedin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:442 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.84 inPublished:July 5, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198522711

ISBN - 13:9780198522713

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Table of Contents

1. Overview2. Ethology and anxiety3. Learning theory and anxiety4. The anxiolytic drugs5. A theory of the behavioural inhibition system6. The neurology of anxiety7. Hippocampal place fields8. Memory and the septo-hippocampal system9. Fundamentals of the septo-hippocampal system10. A Theory of the septo-hippocampal system11. Symptoms and syndromes of anxiety12. Putting Humpty Dumpty together again: the anxious personality and its inheritance13. The treatment of anxietyReferencesIndex

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`A rich and provocative book, packed with experimental data and theoretical ideas... truly a magnificent opus. The synthesis of behavioural, neurochemical, and clinical data is a major advance in our study of the brain.'Behavioural and Brain Sciences