Psychophysiology of Mental Health

Brian O'Donnell, W. P. Hetrick

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Abstract

Psychophysiology is the study of the relationship between physiological signals recorded from the body and brain to mental processes and disorders. These biological signals may be generated by activity of organs in the body or by muscle activity. In addition, a wide variety of methods can detect neural activity generated within the brain. Brain recordings or imaging include measurement of electrical signals generated by neurons, changes in cerebral blood flow or alterations in brain metabolism. This article provides an overview of psychophysiological methods and how these can be used to understand healthy and disturbed psychological function, to assess mental or neurological illness, to investigate neurobiological mechanisms associated with mental disorders and to develop therapies for human illnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages372-376
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Psychophysiology
Mental Health
Brain
Mental Disorders
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Mental Processes
Psychology
Neurons
Muscles

Keywords

  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Central nervous system
  • EEG
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electrophysiological
  • Emotion
  • ERPs
  • Event-related potentials
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Psychopathy
  • Psychophysiology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual function
  • Sleep disorders
  • Somatic nervous system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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O'Donnell, B., & Hetrick, W. P. (2015). Psychophysiology of Mental Health. In Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition (pp. 372-376). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00142-7

Psychophysiology of Mental Health. / O'Donnell, Brian; Hetrick, W. P.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 372-376.

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O'Donnell, B & Hetrick, WP 2015, Psychophysiology of Mental Health. in Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 372-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00142-7
O'Donnell B, Hetrick WP. Psychophysiology of Mental Health. In Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2015. p. 372-376 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00142-7
O'Donnell, Brian ; Hetrick, W. P. / Psychophysiology of Mental Health. Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 372-376
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