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Description - Neurobiology of Violence by Jan Volavka

Every clinician today needs a basic understanding of what causes violent behavior. The second edition of Neurobiology of Violence synthesizes current research on the origins of violence and reveals its implications for managing aggressive patients and minimizing risk. Author Jan Volavka, currently Chief of Clinical Research at the Nathan S. Kline Institute, spent time in a Nazi prison as a child and has devoted much of his career to studying violence in humans. In Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, he brought together research and clinical data from many diverse disciplines in a single-authored volume with a unified voice that is clearly written and interesting to read. Neurobiology of Violence, Second Edition, will give you a firm grounding in a complex subject that will help you diagnose, manage, and predict violent behavior. In the first part of the book you'll examine the basic science of the origins of violence in humans, such as  Factors in animal aggression that have parallels in human aggression, including the relationship between serotonin and aggression  The genetic and environmental factors that interplay from conception to adulthood to result in violence. In the latter part, you'll develop new insights and strategies for working with violent patients in discussions of the latest clinical science, including Major mental disorders and violent behaviors, including behaviors expressed in the community and those in psychiatric hospitals  Alcohol and various drugs and the tendencies of each type of abuse to predispose people to violence Current psychopharmacological approaches to managing violent behavior in patients. With more than 1000 updated references, the second edition of Neurobiology of Violence is a seminal resource for clinicians. It is an important tool for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and all other clinicians who struggle to understand and treat violent patients.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585620814
ISBN-10: 1585620815
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 410
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jan Volavka

Jan Volavka, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief of the Clinical Research Division at The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center in New York, New York.