Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease Edgar Garcia-Rill

ISBN: 9780128013854

Published: June 29th 2015

Hardcover

360 pages


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Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease  by  Edgar Garcia-Rill

Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease by Edgar Garcia-Rill
June 29th 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 360 pages | ISBN: 9780128013854 | 3.35 Mb

Waking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive overview on the activating properties of the RAS. In health, the RAS provides the basis against which we assess the external world, and in disease it distortsMoreWaking and the Reticular Activating System in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive overview on the activating properties of the RAS. In health, the RAS provides the basis against which we assess the external world, and in disease it distorts that world and shatters our self-image.

This book describes the physiology of each process, how it is disturbed in each disorder, and what the most appropriate treatment should be.Dr. Garcia-Rill, along with contributions from leading specialists, discusses the understanding of the RAS as a system not only modulating waking, but also in charge of survival mechanisms such as fight vs flight responses and reflexes. The full spectrum of these functions helps explain the complexity of symptoms evident in such disorders as disparate as schizophrenia and Parkinson s disease.

The book reviews the mechanisms that control waking and arousal, and especially how those mechanisms malfunction in certain neurological and psychiatric disorders.First comprehensive overview on the RAS and its role in schizophrenia, major depression, autism, Parkinson s, Alzheimer s, and other neurologic and mental diseasesOffers a new way of thinking about brain function and the role of the RAS in our waking livesWritten by a leading translational neuroscience researcher with contributions by specialists in the field



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