sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Genética Comportamental da Psicopatologia

New discoveries about the genetic underpinnings of many kinds of human experience are now constantly being made. This book explores the impact of these discoveries on the ways in which the common mental disorders are best conceptualized and treated.Most people think of research in genetics as the search for genes. This is only one focus of effort, and even with the reliable identification of susceptibility genes, the clinical applications of their discovery, such as gene therapies and new drug development, are a long way off. For the present, the impact of genetic research on our understanding of mental illness is tied to our ability to estimate the effect of all genes by means of family, twin, and adoption studies. The results of these studies challenge some deeply cherished ideas and theories, and support others.

The Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology: A Clinical Guide
Kerry L. Jang
Routledge edition 2005 PDF 224 pages 11,7 mb