Brave new brain - Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome.pdf

Brave new brain - Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome PDF

Nancy-C Andreasen

Here, leading neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen offers a state-of-the-art look at what we know about the human brain and the human genome-and shows how these two vast branches of knowledge are coming together in a boldly ambitious effort to conquer mental illness. Andreasen gives us an engaging and readable description of how it all works-from billions of neurons, to the tiny thalamus, to the moral monitor in our prefrontal cortex. She shows the progress made in mapping the human genome, whose 30,000 to 40,000 genes are almost all active in the brain. Four major disorders are covered-schizophrenia, manic depression, anxiety disorders, and dementia-revealing what causes them and how they affect the mind and brain. Finally, the book shows how the powerful tools of genetics and neuroscience will be combined during the next decades to build healthier brains. By revealing how combining genome mapping with brain mapping can unlock the mysteries of mental illness, Andreasen offers a remarkably fresh perspective on these devastating diseases.

Brave new brain : conquering mental illness in the … Part 1 Broken brains and troubled minds: brave new brain - confronting the burden of mental illness; a waking nightmare - mental illness and ordinary people; broken brains, troubled minds - being blinded by false dichotomies. Part 2 Mind meets molecule: the brain - the mind's dynamic orchestra; mapping the genome - blueprint of life and death; mapping the brain - using neuroimaging to see how

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Sofya Voigtuh

Brave new brain. Conquering mental illness in the …

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Mattio Müllers

Part 3, "The Burden of Mental Illness," starts with a discussion of how our general understanding of mental illness has evolved. Separate chapters then cover the same four specific disorders that were highlighted in The Broken Brain —schizophrenia, mood disorders, dementia, and anxiety disorders.

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Noels Schulzen

Brave New Brain is designed as a resource book for following this voyage of discovery. It explains the nature of mental illness and genome and brain mapping. using clear simple language, interesting case histories, and extensive illustrations. Scientists today know more about the brain than ever before. Andreasen gives us an engaging and readable description of how it all works, from the

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Jason Leghmann

Brave New Brain :: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome content conveys thinking easily to understand by many people. The printed and e-book are not different in the content but it just different BRAVE NEW BRAIN: CONQUERING MENTAL …

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Jessica Kolhmann

Part 1 Broken brains and troubled minds: brave new brain - confronting the burden of mental illness; a waking nightmare - mental illness and ordinary people; broken brains, troubled minds - being blinded by false dichotomies. Part 2 Mind meets molecule: the brain - the mind's dynamic orchestra; mapping the genome - blueprint of life and death; mapping the brain - using neuroimaging to see how Book: Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness …