Biomedicine

Biomedicine
Author: Bruce H. Robinson
Publsiher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
Total Pages: 1298
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781891845383
Category: Acupuncturists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedicine Book Excerpt:

"This beautifuly designed two color book is filled with over 100 detailed illustrations to help the reader better understand the materials being presented. Red flag cases are included and clearly explained to help the practitioner decide when an immediate referral is necessary. This book covers many Western diseases you will encounter and is clearly written for practitioners of Chinese medicine. With this textbook you will learn the clinical presentation and treatment of the major diseases seen in Western medical practice today, and how to confidently interact with Western medical practitioners."--Publisher

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry
Author: Robert E. Hales
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 1786
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1585622575
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Its previous edition hailed as "the best reference for the majority of practicing psychiatrists" (Doody's Book Reviews) and a book that "more than any other, provides an approach to how to think about psychiatry that integrates both the biological and psychological" (JAMA), The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry has been meticulously revised to maintain this preeminence as an accessible and authoritative educational reference and clinical compendium. It combines the strengths of its three editors -- Robert Hales in clinical and community psychiatry, Stuart Yudofsky in neuropsychiatry, and new co-editor Glen Gabbard in psychotherapy -- in recruiting outstanding authors to summarize the latest developments in psychiatry and features 101 contributors, 65 of whom are new to this edition. The book boasts a new interior design, with more figures and color throughout to aid comprehension. Each chapter ends with 5-10 key points, 5-10 recommended readings, and helpful Web sites not only for the clinician but also for patients and family members. The book also includes complimentary access to the full text online. Online benefits include powerful searching, electronic bookmarking, and access by username and password from wherever you have Web access -- especially convenient for times when the print copy of your textbook is not where you are. The online version is accompanied by a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, which contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use. Among the improvements to this edition's content: • Of the text's 44 chapters, 23 either feature new topics or have new authors, making this the most completely revised edition yet.• New basic-science chapters on cellular and molecular biology of the neuron and on neuroanatomy for the psychiatrist conveniently distill essential information on the biological foundations of psychiatric disorders for clinicians.• A new chapter on human sexuality and sexual dysfunctions, and another new chapter on treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender patients, equips clinicians to address the entire spectrum of sexual issues and their attendant mental health concerns.• New chapters on nonpharmacological somatic treatments, supportive psychotherapy, and combination psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy augment the section on psychiatric treatments.• A new chapter on the assessment of dangerousness -- an individual's propensity to commit violent acts -- presents helpful guidelines for appropriately evaluating and minimizing the risk of violence in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Why The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry will be your first choice among comprehensive psychiatry textbooks: • Complimentary Access to the Full Text Online -- Online benefits include powerful searching, electronic bookmarking, and download to PDA.• PowerPoint Presentation -- Online version is accompanied by a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, which contains a wealth of material to help you enhance classroom presentation, study, and in clinical use. • Self-Assessment -- An interactive online Self-Assessment allows you to assess your knowledge of each chapter, with links back to the textbook when more study is needed.• Summary Points -- Each chapter ends with 5-10 key points, 5-10 recommended readings, and helpful web sites not only for the clinician but also for referral to patients and family members. • Co-Editor Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. -- As the third Co-Editor, Dr. Gabbard adds depth and perspective to psychotherapeutic approaches.• Chapter Authors -- Partnership of senior and junior faculty brings fresh insights tempered by wisdom and experience.• Peer-Reviewed -- Rigorously peer reviewed and updated to reflect the rapidly changing profession. • Disclosure of Interest Statements -- Disclosure from each chapter author assures you that potential biases have been removed.• Comprehensive But Concise -- Inclusion of essential information eases information overload.• Better Layout -- Larger type for text makes book easier to read and color figures are provided throughout the text. It's no wonder that this text has established itself as both a leading scholarly reference and an indispensable clinical resource. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry is a proven teaching tool and an essential component of every practitioner's library.

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing
Author: Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN: 032329412X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing Book Excerpt:

Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics. A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components. An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback. Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care. A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing. A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process. Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses. Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Nursing Treatment Plan Summary tables present care plans including patient goals with nursing interventions and rationales. Patient Education Plan and Family Education Plan tables include key information that you need to share with the patient and his or her family to facilitate shorter hospital stays and more outpatient care. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes offer examples of nurse-patient interactions. Clinical examples include selected nursing diagnoses. Focus Points provide a comprehensive, point-by-point review of the important information in each chapter.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks Your Questions Answered

Anxiety and Panic Attacks  Your Questions Answered
Author: Daniel Zwillenberg PsyD
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1440852995
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety and Panic Attacks Your Questions Answered Book Excerpt:

A new title in the Q&A Health Guides series, this book tackles readers' questions regarding anxiety and panic attacks, dispelling misconceptions and examining real-world scenarios that highlight important concepts and controversies. • Specifically written as an easy-to-use, one-stop source of accessible information on a topic of interest and relevance to young readers and students—anxiety disorders and panic attacks • Examines controversies and debates regarding anxiety disorders and panic attacks in common culture; identifies causes and risk factors as well as typical symptoms; and considers national, global, historical, and cultural contexts • Includes an annotated directory of relevant organizations, websites, books, and journals that offer additional resources and a glossary that provides definitions of unfamiliar or technical terms

Cbt Fundamentals Theory And Cases

Cbt Fundamentals  Theory And Cases
Author: Skinner, Vanessa,Wrycraft, Nick
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 0335247733
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cbt Fundamentals Theory And Cases Book Excerpt:

CBT Fundamentals is an indispensable, introductory guide for all mental health practitioners embarking on CBT training.

Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health

Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health
Author: Daniel A. Monti,Andrew B. Newberg,Andrew Weil
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190690550
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health Book Excerpt:

Integrative Medicine is an emerging discipline that not only bridges the existing disciplines of psychiatry psychology, but provides a scientifically-based framework that synthesizes the rest of physiology, biochemistry and other health dimensions such as social support and spirituality, which collectively contribute to brain and body health and overall well-being. Patients who have not tolerated or not responded optimally to traditional treatments are also good candidates for integrative approaches. This new edition of Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health reflects the tremendous advances in science that allude to mechanisms of action that weave together seemingly unrelated disciplines for the promotion of health and wellness. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume provides a rational and evidence-based approach to the integrative therapy of mental disorders, integrating the principles of alternative and complementary therapies into the principles and practice of conventional psychiatry and psychology. Integrative Psychiatry and Brain Health examines what works and what doesn't, and offers practical guidelines for physicians to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice and to advise patients on reasonable and effective therapies. The text discusses areas of controversy and identifies areas of uncertainty where future research is needed. Chapters also cite the best available evidence for both the safety and the efficacy of all therapies discussed. The information is presented in accessible and easy-to-read formats, including clinical pearls and key points.

Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies

Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies
Author: Charles H. Elliott,Laura L. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 0470637080
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Practical, proven ways to get fear, worry, and panic under control Think you worry too much? You're not alone?over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety. Help is here in this friendly guide, which offers sound advice on identifying anxiety triggers through taking self-tests, improving your eating habits, relaxing, and finding support for you and your loved ones. Now with 25% new and revised content, Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition explores all of the most common triggers for anxiety, recent developments in medications, newly emerging biologically oriented approaches for treating anxiety, and the most up-to-date advancements in psychotherapies. Understand why you?re anxious and pinpoint your triggers Get trusted advice on whether you can overcome anxiety on your own or seek professional help Covers anxiety in teens, young adults, and veterans The practical information in Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your first step toward getting your life back and winning the war against your worries!

Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology

Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology
Author: Paul H Blaney,Theodore Millon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2008-11-20
ISBN: 0199705828
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology Book Excerpt:

While most abnormal psychology texts seem to aim solely for breadth, the acclaimed Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology aims for depth, with a focus on adult disorders and special attention given to the personality disorders. Almost a decade has passed since the first edition was published, establishing itself as an unparalleled guide for professionals and graduate students alike, and in this second edition, esteemed editors Paul H. Blaney and Theodore Millon have once again selected the most eminent researchers in abnormal psychology to cover all the major mental disorders, allowing them to discuss notable issues in the various pathologies which are their expertise. This collection exposes readers to exceptional scholarship, a history of psychopathology, the logic of the best approaches to current disorders, and an expert outlook on what future researchers and mental health professionals will be facing in the years to come. With extensive coverage of personality disorders and issues related to classification and differential diagnosis, this volume will be exceptionally useful for all mental health workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, and as a textbook focused on understanding psychopathology in depth, as well as a valuable guide for graduate psychology students and psychiatric residents.

Anxiety and Its Disorders Second Edition

Anxiety and Its Disorders  Second Edition
Author: David H. Barlow
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN: 1462514588
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety and Its Disorders Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This landmark work is indispensable for anyone studying anxiety or seeking to deliver effective psychological and pharmacological treatments. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of anxiety and panic, their origins, and the roles that each plays in normal and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored by Barlow with other leading experts then outline what is known about the classification, presentation, etiology, assessment, and treatment of each of the DSM-IV anxiety disorders. A definitive resource for researchers and clinicians, this is also an ideal text for graduate-level courses.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders
Author: Hilary W. Poole
Publsiher: Weigl Publishers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN: 1489679456
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety Disorders Book Excerpt:

Everybody feels anxious sometimes; it’s just part of being human. But for some people, those nervous feelings never go away. When anxiety gets so bad that it stops people from doing the things they want to do, it could be an anxiety disorder. Fortunately, there are lots of things people can do to feel better. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it’s all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you’re seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Anxiety and Its Disorders

Anxiety and Its Disorders
Author: David H. Barlow
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2004-01-28
ISBN: 9781593850289
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anxiety and Its Disorders Book Excerpt:

This landmark work is indispensable for anyone studying anxiety or seeking to deliver effective psychological and pharmacological treatments. Integrating insights from emotion theory, recent advances in cognitive science and neuroscience, and increasingly important findings from developmental psychology and learning, David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of anxiety and panic, their origins, and the roles that each plays in normal and pathological functioning. Chapters coauthored by Barlow with other leading experts then outline what is currently known about the classification, presentation, etiology, assessment, and treatment of each of the DSM-IV anxiety disorders. A definitive resource for researchers and clinicians, this is also an ideal text for graduate-level courses.

In a Page

In a Page
Author: Hope A. Ricciotti,Karen M. Freund,Scott Kahan
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781405103800
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Page Book Excerpt:

In A Page OB/GYN & Women's Health is your timesaving solution to long hours and busy wards. In this innovative one-page format, you can review topics such as etiology/pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, presentation, diagnosis/evaluation, treatment options, and prognosis/complications for 126 topics. Organized by a woman's life span, beginning in adolescence and ending with issues of elderly women, the book takes an integrated approach to women's health, obstetrics, and gynecology. Emphasis is on high-yield information and commonly encountered diseases, disorders, and medical issues. The book provides a visually distinct and unique way to help you learn and remember, and fits in your white coat pocket for on-the-spot reference.

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders
Author: Arthur MacNeill Horton
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0826198546
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders Book Excerpt:

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Developmental behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental behavioral Pediatrics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 975
Release: 2008
ISBN: 032304025X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental behavioral Pediatrics Book Excerpt:

Based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care: Child and Adolescent Version (DSM-PC), this state-of-the-art reference expertly guides you through normal and abnormal development and behavior for all pediatric age groups. See how neurobiological, environmental, and human relationship factors all contribute to developmental and behavioral disorders and know how to best diagnose and treat each patient you see. Accurately identify developmental and behavioral problems using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Primary Care criteria, and evidence-based guidelines. Gain a clear understanding of the "normal" boundaries and variations within specific disorders. Make informed therapeutic decisions with the integration of basic science and practical information and recommendations from the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Avoid legal and ethical implications by consulting the Law, Policy, and Ethics chapter. Download the DSM PC criteria from the included CD, as well as tables and illustrations for use in electronic presentations.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry
Author: Allan Tasman,Jerald Kay,Jeffrey A. Lieberman,Michael B. First,Mario Maj
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2880
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN: 1119965403
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

Extensively revised and updated this edition reflects the progress and developments in the field. With 127 chapters and over 400 contributors this book is a truly comprehensive exposition of the specialty of psychiatry. Written by well-known and highly regarded experts from around the world, it takes a patient-centered approach making it an indispensable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with psychiatric disorders. For this new edition, the section on the Neuroscientific Foundations of Psychiatry has been completely revised, with a new author team recruited by Section Editors Jonathan Polan and Eric Kandel. The final section, Special Populations and Clinical Settings, features important new chapters on today’s most urgent topics, including the homeless, restraint and geriatric psychiatry. Key features include: Coverage of the entire field of psychiatry, from psychoanalysis to pharmacology and brain imaging, including family relations, cultural influence and change, epidemiology, genetics and behavioral medicine Clinical vignettes describing current clinical practice in an attractive design Numerous figures and tables that facilitate learning and comprehension appear throughout the text Clear comparisons of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 criteria for easy understanding in a global context Diagnostic and treatment decision trees to help both the novice and experienced reader The chapter on Cognitive Behavioral Therapies by Edward Friedman, Michael Thase and Jesse Wright is freely available. Please click on Read Excerpt 2 above to read this superb exposition of these important therapies.

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders
Author: David A. Clark,Aaron T. Beck
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2011-08-10
ISBN: 1609189922
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders Book Excerpt:

- Winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award - Mental Health Nursing! Aaron T. Beck - Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Nursing Centers Consortium! Updating and reformulating Aaron T. Beck's pioneering cognitive model of anxiety disorders, this book is both authoritative and highly practical. The authors synthesize the latest thinking and empirical data on anxiety treatment and offer step-by-step instruction in cognitive assessment, case formulation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral intervention. They provide evidence-based mini-manuals for treating the five most common anxiety disorders: panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive “compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. User-friendly features include vivid case examples, concise "Clinician Guidelines" that reinforce key points, and over three dozen reproducible handouts and forms.

Cognitive behavioral Theories of Counseling

Cognitive behavioral Theories of Counseling
Author: Marty Sapp
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0398074992
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive behavioral Theories of Counseling Book Excerpt:

EPPP Fundamentals

EPPP Fundamentals
Author: Anne Klee, PhD,Bret A. Moore
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN: 0826199739
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EPPP Fundamentals Book Excerpt:

“I am very pleased to see EPPP Fundamentals, a concise, compact presentation of essential information, that does not overwhelm the reader who is already feeling some anxiety about the upcoming exam. This is an effi cient alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses, and is now at the top of my list of recommendations for our graduates.” Richard Tedeschi, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of North Carolina-Charlotte This authoritative guide to the EPPP provides an affordable, concise, and comprehensive review of core exam content and includes over 300 sample questions. The guide goes beyond merely “teaching the test” through rote memorization. Instead, it covers the eight content domains of the EPPP and their knowledge areas in a step-by-step, narrative, and review format. The book also includes contributions from the directors of top psychology training and internship programs in the United States. The combined approach of providing a comprehensive review from true content experts helps users gain the depth and breadth of knowledge required for passing the exam, and mirrors how doctoral-level courses are commonly taught. The review gives test-takers an orientation to the EPPP by covering the development and format of the exam along with successful test-taking strategies. Chapters covering EPPP content domains each include a comprehensive review of the material, key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings for more in-depth study. Reflecting the test’s presentation, chapter authors cover each subject domain according to the ASPPB’s EPPP Information for Candidates Guide. Chapters are written by clinical supervisors and faculty directly involved in training interns, residents, and fellows in psychology. In addition to sample exam questions with answers in each chapter, a bonus section of 100 questions gives readers practice in taking this high-stakes test. Key Features: Presents an in-depth, comprehensive content review that goes beyond “teaching the test” Provides an affordable alternative to expensive EPPP preparation courses Written and edited by directors of the foremost training, internship, and postdoctoral fellowship programs Includes key points to remember, sample questions and answers, and recommended readings in each chapter Presents over 300 sample questions and answers

P a X I L Paroxetine

P a X I L  Paroxetine
Author: James Lee Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN: 9781512070897
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

P a X I L Paroxetine Book Excerpt:

"Although, your health condition may impact your everyday life, do not let it define who you are." PAXIL (paroxetine) tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). PAXIL (paroxetine) tablets and suspension are also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worrying that is difficult to control), and posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience). PAXIL (paroxetine) extended-release tablets are also used to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD, physical and psychological symptoms that occur before the onset of the menstrual period each month). Paroxetine is in a class of medications called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It treats depression and other mental illnesses by increasing the amount of serotonin, a natural substance in the brain that helps maintain mental balance.Thanks and may you have a good understanding about this drug-PAXIL (paroxetine). You may want to share this book with your family and friends who may be in need of help and would want to use this medicine. Take care, and as always, be well!

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience
Author: Marie T. Banich,Rebecca J. Compton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 1108547656
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Neuroscience Book Excerpt:

Updated fully, this accessible and comprehensive text highlights the most important theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced teachers, the consistent narrative ensures that students link concepts across chapters, and the careful selection of topics enables them to grasp the big picture without getting distracted by details. Clinical applications such as developmental disorders, brain injuries and dementias are highlighted. In addition, analogies and examples within the text, opening case studies, and 'In Focus' boxes engage students and demonstrate the relevance of the material to real-world concerns. Students are encouraged to develop the critical thinking skills that will enable them to evaluate future developments in this fast-moving field. A new chapter on Neuroscience and Society considers how cognitive neuroscience issues relate to the law, education, and ethics, highlighting the clinical and real-world relevance. An expanded online package includes a test bank.