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The genetics of empathy and its disorders

Anckarsäter, Henrik LU and Cloninger, C R (2007) In Empathy in Mental Illness and Health p.261-261
Abstract
he lack of ability to emphathise is central to many psychiatric conditions. Empathy is affected by neurodevelopment, brain pathology and psychiatric illness. Empathy is both a state and a trait characteristic. Empathy is measurable by neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging techniques. This book specifically focuses on the role of empathy in mental illness. It starts with the clinical psychiatric perspective and covers empathy in the context of mental illness, adult health, developmental course, and explanatory models. Psychiatrists, psychotherapists and mental heath professionals will find this a very useful encapsulation of what is currently known about the role of empathy as it relates to mental illness.



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he lack of ability to emphathise is central to many psychiatric conditions. Empathy is affected by neurodevelopment, brain pathology and psychiatric illness. Empathy is both a state and a trait characteristic. Empathy is measurable by neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging techniques. This book specifically focuses on the role of empathy in mental illness. It starts with the clinical psychiatric perspective and covers empathy in the context of mental illness, adult health, developmental course, and explanatory models. Psychiatrists, psychotherapists and mental heath professionals will find this a very useful encapsulation of what is currently known about the role of empathy as it relates to mental illness.



• International team of authors, all leading experts in the field • Clinical and theoretical chapters comprehensively cover the field from all perspectives • Covers the new approaches to empathy research including empathogenic agents, brain imaging, genetics and ‘teaching’ empathy to medical students (Less)
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• International team of authors, all leading experts in the field • Clinical and theoretical chapters comprehensively cover the field from all perspectives • Covers the new approaches to empathy research including empathogenic agents, brain imaging, genetics and ‘teaching’ empathy to medical students},
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  editor       = {T, Farrow and P, Woodruff},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {261--261},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Empathy in Mental Illness and Health},
  title        = {The genetics of empathy and its disorders},
  year         = {2007},
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