Affective neuroscience and psychiatry

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, England, United Kingdom
The British Journal of Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 7.99). 10/2007; 191(3):192-4. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.037077
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Affective neuroscience addresses the brain mechanisms underlying emotional behaviour. In psychiatry, affective neuroscience finds application not only in understanding the neurobiology of mood disorders, but also by providing a framework for understanding the neural control of interpersonal and social behaviour and processes that underlie psychopathology. By providing a coherent conceptual framework, affective neuroscience is increasingly able to provide a mechanistic explanatory understanding of current therapies and is driving the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

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