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How the Brain Works Peter Abrahams

How the Brain Works By Peter Abrahams

How the Brain Works by Peter Abrahams


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With more than 600 colour photographs, medical imaging and anatomically accurate artworks, How The Brain Works is a highly detailed but simply written, wide-ranging guide that will appeal to both general readers and students.

How the Brain Works Summary

How the Brain Works: Understanding Brain Function, Thought and Personality by Peter Abrahams

Where in the brain would you find the hippocampus and what is its function? What happens in the brain when we laugh? Whats the checklist for assessing the severity of a brain injury? And how is Alzheimers different from other dementias? In this accessible and fascinating book, readers will learn the answers to these questions and many more. How The Brain Works takes the reader from the physiology of the brain through to its processes such as what happens in the brain while we sleep and on to traumas, diseases and psychological conditions. From learning about the blood vessels in the head to what goes wrong when someone has a stroke, from how alcohol affects the brain to diagnosing meningitis, from anorexia nervosa to post natal depression, How The Brain Works expertly explains the processes of the brain in a way that we can all understand. With more than 600 colour photographs, medical imaging and anatomically accurate artworks, How The Brain Works is a highly detailed but simply written, wide-ranging guide that will appeal to both general readers and students.

About Peter Abrahams

Professor Peter Abrahams has practised medicine for more than 30 years. He has written and edited many books, including Clinical Anatomy of Practical Procedures, An Atlas of Normal Radiological Anatomy, Essentials of Clinical Anatomy, and An Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Physiology 8
The brain 8
Meninges 10
Blood vessels of the brain 12
Ventricles of the brain 14
PET brain imaging 16
Looking at the brain 18
CT inside the head 20
Cerebral hemispheres 22
Structure of the cerebral hemispheres 24
Thalamus 26
Limbic System 28
Basal Ganglia 30
Cerebellum 32
Brainstem 34
Brain development 36
How the brain controls blood pressure 38
How the body feels pain 40
How memory works 42
How we feel emotion 44
How laughter occurs 46
How we sleep 48
How we dream 50
How we smell 52
How the brain processes sound 54
How ageing affects the brain 56
How caffeine affects the body 58
How the body responds to stress 60
How alcohol affects the body 62
Disorders of the Brain 64
Giant cell arteritis 64
Headaches 66
Migraine 68
Managing Migraines 70
Epilepsy 72
ADHD 74
Autism 76
Downs Syndrome 78
Viral encephalitis 80
Hydrocephalus 82
Meningitis 84
Causes of Meningitis 86
Reyes syndrome 88
Head injuries 90
Head injuries in children 92
Emergency craniotomy 94
Alzheimers disease 96
Diagnosing Alzheimers 98
Non-Alzheimers dementias 100
Diagnosing vascular dementia 102
Parkinsons disease 104
Stroke 106
Treatment after a stroke 108
Cerebral Palsy 110
Difficulties associated with cerebral palsy 112
Multiple sclerosis 114
Motor neurone disease 116
Brain tumours 118
Cerebral and cerebellar tumours 120
Diagnosing and treating brain tumours 122
Malignant brain tumour removal 124
Drainage of a brain abscess 126
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 128
Ataxia 130
Rabies 132
Psychological Conditions 134
Depression 134
Managing depression 136
Post-natal depression 138
Medication in psychiatric illness 140
Treating mental illness 142
Anorexia nervosa 144
Identifying and treating anorexia nervosa 146
Body dysmorphic disorder 148
Bulimia nervosa 150
Munchausens syndrome 152
Obsessive-compulsive disorder 154
Somatization 156
Bipolar affective disorder 158
Personality disorder 160
Phobias 162
Post-traumatic stress disorder 164
Psychotherapies 166
Treatment of psychological disorders 168
Seasonal affective disorder 170
Index 172

Additional information

GOR010965342
9781782745174
1782745173
How the Brain Works: Understanding Brain Function, Thought and Personality by Peter Abrahams
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Amber Books Ltd
2017-04-14
176
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