Global Emergency of Mental Disorders is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read overview of the neurodevelopmental basis of multiple mental disorders and their accompanying consequences, including addiction, suicide and homelessness. Compared to other references that examine the treatment of psychiatric disorders, this book uniquely focuses on their neurodevelopment. It is designed for neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology students, and various other clinical professions. With chapters on anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and others, this volume provides information about incidence, prevalence and mortality rates in addition to developmental origins. With millions worldwide affected, this book will be an invaluable resource.
- Explores psychiatric disorders from a neurodevelopmental perspective
- Covers multiple disorders, including anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Examines the brain mechanisms that underly disorders
- Addresses the opioid epidemic and suicide
- Reviews special patient populations by gender and age
Part I: Introduction 1. Overview of Brain Function 2. Brain Neurotransmitters 3. Normal Child and Adolescent Development 4. Global Epidemiology of Mental Disorders
Part II: Psychiatric Disorders 5. Anxiety Disorders 6. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders 7. Dissociative Disorders 8. Depressive Disorders 9. Bipolar and Related Disorders 10. Personality Disorders 11. Schizophrenic Disorders 12. Sexuality, Gender Dysphoria, and Paraphilias 13. Substance-Related Disorders 14. Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 15. Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders 16. Eating Disorders 17. Sleep-Wake Disorders
Part III: Caring for Special Populations 18. Children and Adolescents 19. Women 20. Older Adults
Part IV: Contemporary Global Crises 21. The Opioid Epidemic 22. Suicides and Homicides 23. The Homelessness Crisis
Dr. Moini is an international author of 38 medical textbooks for various publishers including Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Cengage Learning, and Routledge. In addition to continuing his venture as an author, he has been a professor for over 40 years. He is a retired professor with the Eastern Florida State College Science & Health Department. Previously, Dr. Moini was an assistant professor at Tehran University Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. For 18 years, he was the Director of Epidemiology for the Brevard County Health Department. He was also Director of Allied Health at Everest University for 15 years.
Justin C. Koenitzer, Psy.D. earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his doctoral degree from Florida Institute of Technology, with specialized training in neuropsychology and behavioral medicine. He completed his clinical internship in the neuropsychology specialty track at Eastern Virginia Medical School, followed by a two-year residency in neuropsychology. He has taught various courses in psychology and clinical psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Koenitzer has been working as a clinical psychologist at the Orlando VA Healthcare System for the past 8 years. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Koenitzer's current research interests are in the areas of performance validity, dementia, and neurocognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders.
Dr. LoGalbo is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida, where he teaches graduate coursework and conducts applied research in the clinical psychology (PsyD) program. He is also the clinical director and primary supervisor of Florida Tech's Sports Concussion Management Program, and the clinical neuropsychology director at the Health First Florida Memory Disorder Clinic. Previously, he was in clinical practice at Florida Hospital (AdventHealth) in Orlando, serving both inpatients and outpatients through the Neuroscience Institute and Department of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Educationally, he earned a PhD in medical/clinical psychology with a focus on neuropsychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed a clinical psychology internship in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington Medical School and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, followed by an advanced fellowship in Neuropsychology and Gerontology at The Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle and American Lake, Washington. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) with specialization in clinical neuropsychology, and maintains a part-time private clinical practice focusing on clinical and forensic neuropsychological assessment.