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An addictive lesson: A case study in psychiatry as cognitive neuroscience

G. Lynn Stephens and Graham George.

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

May 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 9123 words.

The proposition that addiction is a species of compulsion is popular in addiction theory and psychiatric research. This chapter examines an influential account of the cognitive neuroscience...

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Approaches to Treatment

Charles F. Zorumski.

in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 11494 words.

This chapter discusses various treatment approaches, including medications, brain stimulation techniques, psychotherapies, and lifestyle interventions.

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Brain Networks and the Human Mind

Charles F. Zorumski.

in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 12636 words.

This chapter discusses how brain networks provide the infrastructure for three key aspects of the human mind - cognition, motivation, and emotion.

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Conceptualizing Causes of Psychiatric Disorders

Charles F. Zorumski.

in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 8968 words.

This chapter explores six categories of abnormalities that may provide a framework for discussing the causes of psychiatric disorders.

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Delusion as a natural kind

Richard Samuels.

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

May 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 16051 words.

This chapter clarifies and defends what I call the NK thesis: the thesis that delusions constitute a natural kind. In doing so, I spell out the relevant notion of a natural kind and show...

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Delusional realities

Shaun Gallagher.

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

May 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 11510 words.

Recent accounts of delusions involve either top-down or bottom-up, or some hybrid version of theories that rely on internalist, brain-based, or purely belief-based approaches. My intent in...

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Delusions: A two-level framework

Frankish Keith.

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

May 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 8477 words.

There is continuing debate about the nature of delusions and whether they are properly described as beliefs. This chapter argues that in order to make progress on this issue, we need to...

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Depression and Dementia An Introduction to Systems Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Charles F. Zorumski.

in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 5966 words.

This chapter discusses advances in understanding depression and dementias in order to illustrate the clinical relevance of basic neuroscientific principles.

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Explaining pathologies of belief

Anne M. Aimola Davies and Martin Davies.

in Psychiatry as Cognitive Neuroscience

May 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 19656 words.

The two-factor framework for explaining delusions is developed in a way that promises reasonable coverage without overgeneralization. We propose that heterogeneity in explanations of...

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The Future of Psychiatry

Charles F. Zorumski.

in Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Psychiatry; Clinical Neuroscience. 6871 words.

This chapter discusses how psychiatric science and training should evolve in the future to accommodate the upcoming explosion of information about brain systems.

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