Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 June 2001

390 Pages | 37 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195145090

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Brave New Brain

Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

Nancy C. Andreasen

Brave New Brain is a travel guide to the future. Scientists are presently mapping both the terrain of the brain and the geography of the genome. Psychiatry has joined them on a quest to conquer mental illnesses--those illnesses that strike the most human part of our bodies, our brains and minds. 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.