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Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction


Essi Viding

24 October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Despite the fascination with psychopaths in film, TV, and novels, psychopathy remains widely misunderstood. Most psychopaths are not murderers; most violent criminals are not psychopaths. Separating myth from fact, Essi Viding explores how we identify psychopaths, why they behave and develop the way they do, and whether treatment is possible.

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Depression: A Very Short Introduction


Mary Jane Tacchi, Jan Scott

26 January 2017

Very Short Introductions

What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they diagnosed and how are they treated? This Very Short Introduction gives a history of these two disorders and considers how they are experienced and understood today. Scott and Tacchi also discuss how mood disorders can influence creativity.

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Emotion: Pleasure and Pain in the Brain


Morten Kringelbach, Helen Phillips

16 January 2014

Provides a clear, contemporary review of our understanding of emotions and their neural basis, as well as exploring emotional disorders, and how our understanding of emotion can be used to treat these.

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Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction


Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman

31 May 2012

Very Short Introductions

Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? In this Very Short Introduction we discover what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Looking at six major anxiety disorders, the authors introduce us to this most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.

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