The Evolving Science of Mental Disorder


The scientific study of mental disorder is exciting today because of new discoveries in molecular genetics, cognitive processes, neurochemistry and neuroanatomy. Psychopathology combines these fields of research to present a comprehensive picture of psychosis. In this important volume, distinguished investigators from these fields present new findings from their laboratories, as well as perspectives on areas of rapid growth and change. The editors also provide thoughtful overviews of four major topics in psychopathology research: brain mechanisms, thinking, development and genetics.


"This is an excellent and exciting new book, written by internationally recognized authorities in the field...Anyone who wants to keep abreast of developments in the scientific understanding of psychopathology should own this book." Michael J. Schrift, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"Psychopathology is a densely packed and thoughful book that focuses on schizophrenia and adds to our knowledge of it through assessment of four different areas....a valuable book for those working on the mechanisms of psychopathology or for those wanting to gain a summary of the field." J.A. Mather, Choice


One of the Best Health Sciences Books of 1996--Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

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