3. Neurobiology and Neurophysiology of Behavioral/Psychiatric Disorders

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Lawrence D. Scahilll and
  2. Susan Boorin

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch3

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Scahilll, L. D. and Boorin, S. (2012) Neurobiology and Neurophysiology of Behavioral/Psychiatric Disorders, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660

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Keywords:

  • Axons and cerebral white matter;
  • Behavioral/psychiatric disorders;
  • Blood-brain barrier (BBB);
  • Central nervous system (CNS);
  • Cerebral cortex and neuron;
  • Cranial vault and meninges;
  • Dendrites and dendritic spines;
  • Neurotransmitters;
  • Signal transduction;
  • Synaptogenesis and neurotransmission

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy of the Central Nervous System

  • Synaptic Organization of the Brain

  • Development of the Central Nervous System

  • Neurotransmission

  • Conclusions and Implications for Primary Care and Mental Health Nursing Practices

  • References