Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2011

256 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195368567

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The Human Illnesses

First Edition

Peter Williamson, MD and John Allman, PhD

  • Presents the newest available information on neuropsychiatric disorders in an accessible way
  • Makes the unique claim that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health illnesses are singularly human disorders
  • Characterize the final common pathways of psychiatric disorders instead of trying to find a singular cause
  • Brings together a clinician (Peter C. Williamson) and an evolutionary biologist (John M. Allman) to construct a sophisticated analysis of neuropsychiatric conditions and their history and findings as well as a biologist's perspective on what makes the human brain human in terms of histological, neuroanatomical, and functional imaging aspects

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