Understanding Biological Psychiatry

Robert J. Hedaya (Author)


Beginning with a tour of the brain, Dr. Hedaya explains how the brain works and how brain function relates to physical symptoms and cognitive and emotional well-being.

He explains how biological psychiatrists consider the biology of the individual as an integral part of the whole picture and demonstrates a new way of conceptualizing clinical problems. The book has a practical bent, discussing, for example, when and how to refer to a psychiatrist, even describing how to explain this new perspective to a patient. The author’s conversational style, as well as many figures, tables, and case illustrations, makes Understanding Biological Psychiatry a guide that is sure to be well-read and often referred to by therapists and physicians.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 1996
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70191-3
  • 6.1 × 9.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“This book is packed with wisdom and insights drawn from the archives of a master clinician-it will prove extremely helpful to therapists of all kinds.” — Norman E. Rosenthal, MD

“Dr. Hedaya deserves the highest praise and appreciation for offering such a compendium of vital biologic information. He has managed to distill for the nonpsychiatrist the relevant neurobiological and physiological information we need to do the hard work of diagnosis and treatment…This book will be at my fingertips each time I make a diagnosis, make a referral, and design a treatment plan.” — Carolyn L. Shertzer, PhD

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