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Principles of Human Neuropsychology
G. Dennis Rains, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


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Psychopathology (Definition and History)
A web chapter on psychopathology including history and diagnoses.
A chart of psychopathological theories throughout time.
A website dedicated to Thomas Szasz. Szasz is highly critical of the medical model of psychopathology.
A brief look at Sigmund Freud and his unfinished work, "Project for a Scientific Psychology."
MIT's entry on Sigmund Freud.
A web version of John Watson's "Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It."
An essay on Watson and his impact on behaviorism.
An essay on early behaviorism.
A biography of Emil Kraepelin, who first attempted to classify psychopathologies into different diagnoses.
A description of syphilis with a link to a brief biography of Hideyo Noguchi. Niguchi discovered the bacterium responsible for syphilis.
A tutorial on the DSM-IV and mental illnesses, from a course at Athabasca University.

A basic but very detailed site on schizophrenia.
A comprehensive resource and information site on schizophrenia.
A list of excellent schizophrenia links.
Etiologies of schizophrenia.
A criticism of the genetic theory of schizophrenia.
An essay on the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia.
A look at the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Dopamine receptors, agonists, and antagonists.
Antipsychotics and the mechanism of their action (with a quicktime movie).
A history of the use of chlorpromazine (Thorazine) in treating schizophrenia.
Psychiatry uses anatomy and physiology to explain schizophrenia.
An overview of neurocognitive functioning in schizophrenia.
A Society for Neuroscience article on the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
Experimental simulation in which one manipulates variables related to the etiology of schizophrenia.

Mood Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health's site on depression. Includes an excellent resource list.
An encyclopedic website on depression.
A Scientific American article on the neurobiology of depression.
The neuroendocrinology of depression.
Images of brains of depression patients.
Seasonal affective disorder.
A basic look at bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder links.
Biological theories of bipolar disorder.

Anxiety Disorders
The anxiety disorders.
The Anxiety Network offers links to websites on social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and panic disorder.
Images of the brains of anxiety patients.
Pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders.
A list of all known phobias.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Systematic desensitization as a treatment for anxiety and phobias.

Antisocial personality disorder: description, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dementing Diseases
A very complete reference on dementias from the Online Handbook of Neurology.
Images of the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Links to images of Alzheimer's diseased brains.
Brain images differentiating dementia and pseudodementia.
Detailed information on Alzheimer's disease.
Historical summary of the discovery of Huntington's disease.
Historical summary of the discovery of Parkinson's disease.
A brief look at Parkinson's disease and dopamine.

Other Sites of Interest
An essay on the theory that psychopathology (insanity) increases with the civilization level of the culture.
A Scientific American article on the higher incidence of depression in women.
Dual diagnosis: mental illness with substance abuse.
Cognitive therapy used to treat depression, anxiety, and anger management.
An interesting article - "The Mysterious Placebo Effect."
An FDA article, "The Healing Power of Placebos."
A web book, "Drugs, Brains, and Behavior", discussing the pharmacology involved in anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression.
A detailed list of medications used to treat depression and anxiety.
A history of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
A National Institute of Health article on ECT as a treatment for mental illnesses.
A list of alternative treatment resources for mental illness.
A connectionist model of psychopathologies.
Molecular structure of serotonin with related links.