Emotional Foundations Of Psychiatric Disorders

Before discussing neuropeptide drug discovery initiatives, we will briefly summarize the two intellectual trends that are now opening up new vistas in medicinal developments for the regulation of discrete emotional problems. The first is the approach known as affective neuroscience, which aspires to conceptualize the evolved emotional operating systems of the mammalian brain (Panksepp, 1998a). The second is social neuroscience, which recognizes the importance of evolved social-emotional circuitries in generating affective experiences (also see Chapter 20). Both are yielding new evolutionary vistas for a psychiatry that is based on a scientific understanding, in equal measure, of the emotional aspects of mind, brain, and behavior.

Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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