Understanding Biological Psychiatry

Hardcover | June 1, 1996

byRobert J Hedaya

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HEDAYA/BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY

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Beginning with a tour of the brain, Dr. Hedaya explains how the brain works and how brain function relates to physical symptoms and cognitive and emotional well-being. He explains how biological psychiatrists consider the biology of the individual as an integral part of the whole picture and demonstrates a new way of conceptualizing cl...

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HEDAYA/BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY

Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 6.15 × 0.72 inPublished:June 1, 1996Publisher:W W Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393701913

ISBN - 13:9780393701913

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Beginning with a tour of the brain, Dr. Hedaya explains how the brain works and how brain function relates to physical symptoms and cognitive and emotional well-being. He explains how biological psychiatrists consider the biology of the individual as an integral part of the whole picture and demonstrates a new way of conceptualizing clinical problems. Understanding Biological Psychiatry provides information in three basic areas: Chapters 1 and 2 outline basic scientific foundations and core concepts in biological psychiatry; chapters 3 and 4 review biological theories and medical mimics of the major psychiatric disorders; chapters 5 and 6 discuss medication and practical issues, including the basics of psychotropic medications and their role in the biopsychosocial approach. At the heart of this book is the author's proposal for a working alliance between therapists and psychiatrists - an important goal in today's growing managed care environment. The book has a practical bent, discussing, for example, when and how to refer to a psychiatrist, even describing how to