This book aims to provide a broad overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice. Key issues addressed include:
The important role of homeostasis in maintaining physical and emotional well-being
The important link between immunology and nutrition and mental health
The co-ordinated role of neuro-function and endocrine function in influencing behaviour
Adaptive and maladaptive responses of the body to stress and stressors
Ageing process as a continuum of life and its relation to mental health
Restorative function of sleep
Marshall, Paul Department of Allied Health Sciences, Leeds College of Health Studies, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.