Biological Basis for Understanding Psychiatric Disorders and Treatments
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"The overall purpose of this chapter is to relate psychiatric disturbances and the psychotropic drugs used to treat them to normal brain structure and function. First, this chapter looks at the normal functions of the brain and how these functions are carried out from an anatomical and physiological perspective. Then, it reviews current theories of the psychobiological basis of various types of emotional and physiological dysfunctions. Finally, the chapter reviews the major drugs used to treat mental disorders, explains how they work, and identifies how both the beneficial and the problematic effects of psychiatric drugs relate to their interaction with various neurotransmitter-receptor systems."
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Gutierrez MA, Lam JT, Shaepper MA. Biological basis for understanding psychiatric disorders and treatments. In: Halter MJ, ed. Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 7th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2013: 37-64.