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The Unwell Brain: Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental Health

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“What is going on in the brain of a person suffering a debilitating psychological disorder?” So begins Scott Kraly’s explanation of how brain chemistry affects behavior. While we continue to learn about the complexities of neurobiology, and our “quick fix” drug therapy mentality continues to gain popularity, the brain remains a largely uncharted frontier, where questions o ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 30th 2009 by W. W. Norton Company
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Selmoore Codfish
Dec 14, 2013 Selmoore Codfish rated it liked it
It is not bad for the purpose that it is trying to reach. The author makes a good case about the importance of using pharma- (drug) and psycho- (talk) therapies. The book also covers a decent amount of the psychobio basis of abnormal behavior.
However, there are a few problems with the book: The figures aren't great. I couldn't find a few figures that were referred to. (Fig. 2.4?) Also, the references are presented in a useful arrangement.
To read this book, it found it useful to have read a psych
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