Emotional Disorders: A Neuropsychological, Psychopharmacological, and Educational Perspective

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Steven G. Feifer, Gurmal Rattan
School Neuropsych Press, Mar 30, 2010 - Education - 314 pages
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The book contains detailed discussion on the neurobiologicalcorrelates of mood and anxiety disorders, and psychopathology and violence,as well as the neural basis of empathy and altruistic behavior. The relationshipbetween executive dysfunction and emotional wellness is examined, along witha detailed synopsis of medication treatment options for children.

There is compelling evidence that emotional wellness can be enhancedthrough early prevention efforts and appropriate assessment strategies to fosterboth social-emotional functioning and academic performance in children. Thisbook will be of interest to psychologists, educators, and allied mental healthproviders who work with children.

The first part of the book deals with the neuropsychological component ofemotional disorders and provides both a theoretical and practical description,with discussion ranging from dysfunctional executive functions to righthemisphere disorders. The second section of the book is devoted to thepsychopharmacological aspects of emotional disorders. A final sectiondeals with the educational aspects, including learning, school achievement,mindfulness, and behavioral support programs.

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The Neural Building Blocks of Emotion
Right Hemispheric Disorders and Emotional Disturbance
Executive Functions and Emotional Disturbance

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Steven G. Feifer, DED, NCSP, ABSNP, is a nationally renownedspeaker and author in the field of school neuropsychology.He was named the National School Psychologist of the Year in 2009 by theNational Association of School Psychologists.

Gurmal Rattan, PhD, NCSP, is a nationally certified schoolpsychologist and a licensed psychologist.

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