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Affective neuroscience and psychiatry

Harrison, Neil A. and Critchley, Hugo D. 2007. Affective neuroscience and psychiatry. British Journal of Psychiatry 191 (3) , pp. 192-194. 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037077

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Abstract

Affective neuroscience addresses the brain mechanisms underlying emotional behaviour. In psychiatry, affective neuroscience finds application not only in understanding the neurobiology of mood disorders, but also by providing a framework for understanding the neural control of interpersonal and social behaviour and processes that underlie psychopathology. By providing a coherent conceptual framework, affective neuroscience is increasingly able to provide a mechanistic explanatory understanding of current therapies and is driving the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 10:57
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/121454

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