Modern Trends of Clinical Psychology Research: Neuropsychological Approaches of Mental Disorders
It is widely accepted that most psychiatric and mental disorders are associated with cognitive disturbances. The neuropsychological approaches can shed light on underlying brain functions/dysfunctions and help us develop a better understanding of these disorders and more efficient treatments. Along the course we are going to discuss different neuropsychological and neurocognitive researches investigating the brain structural and functional changes in association with the following mental disorders: eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obesity), depression, anxiety, epilepsy, life span brain plasticity (neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration).
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