Brave new brain - Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome (Broché)

Nancy-C Andreasen

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  • Paru le : 01/12/2001
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Here, leading neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen offers a state-of-the-art look at what we know about the human brain and the human genome-and shows how these two vast branches of knowledge are coming together in a boldly ambitious effort to conquer mental illness. Andreasen gives us an engaging and readable description of how it all works-from billions of neurons, to the tiny thalamus, to the moral monitor in our prefrontal cortex. She shows the progress made in mapping the human genome, whose 30,000 to 40,000 genes are almost all active in the brain. Four major disorders are covered-schizophrenia, manic depression, anxiety disorders, and dementia-revealing what causes them and how they affect the mind and brain. Finally, the book shows how the powerful tools of genetics and neuroscience will be combined during the next decades to build healthier brains. By revealing how combining genome mapping with brain mapping can unlock the mysteries of mental illness, Andreasen offers a remarkably fresh perspective on these devastating diseases.
    • Borken Brains and Troubles Minds
    • Mind meets Molecule
    • The Burden of Mental Illness
    • Brave New Brain
  • Date de parution : 01/12/2001
  • Editeur : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN : 0-19-516728-7
  • EAN : 9780195167283
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 374 pages
  • Poids : 0.555 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,4 cm × 23,3 cm × 2,4 cm

Biographie de Nancy-C Andreasen

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa College of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Psychiatry. She has written hundreds of articles and ten other books, including The Broken Brain, the first book to describe the importance of neurobiology to understanding mental illness.

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