Free eBook Explaining Psychopathologies from Artworks – Journal da USP

Free eBook Explaining Psychopathologies from Artworks - Journal da USP

Written from his studies in USP’s Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters, Ribeiro Prieto’s works bring together lessons from the field of psychology and bridge the gap between science and art.

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Recently released book on USP’s Open Books Portal
Psychopathologies depicted in artwork: Neurobiological bases, psychopharmacology, and non-pharmacological approaches to core psychopathology. Brings a group of studies done in the psychopharmacology section of the psychology course Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeiro Preto (FFCLRP). The aim of the work is to deal with mental disorders from works of art by considering a more interesting and didactic approach to learning about the subject. To check out the material available for free in e-book format, click here At this link.

Professor Fernando Eduardo Padovan Neto from the Neuropsychopharmacology in Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory and Paula V., a PhD student in psychobiology. The work was organized by Sosa Silva Gula and Professor Fernando Eduardo Padovan Neto from the Nutrition and Behavior Laboratory and FFCLRP. Medicine of Ribeiro Prieto (FMRP) from USP Rafael Name Ruggiero.

The authors “present basic concepts in the field of psychopharmacology, focusing on content related to the neurobiological basis of the major psychopathologies referred to in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)”. To make the studies more didactic and illustrative, the book draws a division between science and art, “more specifically, between the fields of psychopharmacology, neurobiology, semiotics and aesthetics”.

is Nine paintings featuring great names in art history such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Franz Carl Buhler and RichardD Dad, Joan Rodriguez, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Organized into five sessions separated by associated psychopathologies. In addition to the works, the book includes a brief presentation of each artist and a “subjective understanding of each work related to the disorder in question, its key neurobiological mechanisms, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interactions.”

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The entire e-book is available for free At this link.


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