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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health [Paperback]

William T. Blows
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24 Oct 2002 041524854X 978-0415248549

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Integrating related pharmacological and genetic knowledge, The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health covers topics including:

  • the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors
  • the normal human brain
  • hormones and mental health
  • the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states
  • the biology of substance abuse
  • developmental disorders
  • genetics and mental health
  • affective disorders: depression and suicide
  • schizophrenia
  • the ageing brain and dementia
  • degenerative diseases of the brain
  • epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Relevant to nurses at all stages of their training, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (24 Oct 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041524854X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415248549
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 17.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book 18 Mar 2014
By Leeanna
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I actually bought the wrong book and sold it. This was the wrong one that I am reviewing now. But an ex professor of mine wrote these books. He was a great lecturer at university who made me feel inspired and motivated through his passion for the Biology of the brain, which is truly fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant text 21 Sep 2011
By maz
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Brilliant book, which has come in very useful for assignment work. It is easy to understand, useful diagrames to explain certain parts. Well worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best book I've bought on psych nursing lately, 1 May 2012
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with only one disappointment. The diagrams and charts are too small. Even maximized to as large as they will get, they are a pixelated mess and impossible to read. The text is perfect and exactly what I was looking for, though. If it had been better translated into the Kindle, it would have been a 5 star book.
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