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May 2001

Neurobiology of Mental Illness

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Arch Neurol. 2001;58(5):829. doi:

edited by Dennis S. Charney, Eric J, Nestler, and Benjamin S. Bunney, 958 pp, with illus, $150, ISBN 0-19-511265-2, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1999.

The end of the decade of the brain sees the generous effort of Dennis S. Charney, Eric J. Nestler, and Benjamin S. Bunney to bring together in one publication the recent advances in the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. The editors state that this project is a progress report amenable to substantial revisions in further editions. While new findings may change to a degree the content of many chapters, the first 2 sections on basic neurobiology and methods for clinical neurobiological research will be primers for clinicians interested in in-depth reading and interpretation of the scientific literature. Established investigators looking to expand their interest to areas of neurobiology they are not yet familiar with will find these chapters very useful to begin examining literature less than easy to master.

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