Chapter 1 – Personality and the Brain
Chapter 2 – Personality Stability and Change in Alzheimer's Disease and Major Depressive Disorder
Chapter 3 – Affect, Stress, and Neurodegenerative Onslaughts
Chapter 4 – Aspects of Personality Traits and Changes in Different Stages of Dementia Disorders
Chapter 5 – The Study of Personality Traits in the Blekinge part of the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC-B)
Chapter 6 – Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Temperament, and Character
Chapter 7 – Person-Centered Approaches
Chapter 8 – A Case Study in Sweden: The Need of Person-Centered Methods in the Care of Dementia Patients with Severe Aggressive Behavior
Chapter 9 – Life Narratives and Elderly Care
Chapter 10 – Acting as a Person-Centered Approach: Theater for the Elderly
Chapter 11 – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: a personalized approach
Chapter 12 – Person-Centered Schools
Chapter 13 – Integrating healthy personality development and educational practices: The case of student engagement with school
Chapter 14 – Current Directions in Psychiatric Classification: From the DSM to RDoC
Chapter 15 – The Future of Person-Centered Care Services: Scientific, Measurement, and Practical Advancements in Personality and Brain Disorders.
Brain disorders (neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, and affective disorders) can be investigated, treated, and prevented using person-centered methods. Because researchers have not reached a clear consensus on whether or not personality is stable or changeable, it has been difficult to outline how to use these methods in the care of people with brain disorders. Thus, the first part aims to identify the ways in which brain disorders and personality are linked. The second part explores different person-centered approaches that can be incorporated in a healthcare or education setting to help people with various brain disorders and to promote physical, mental and social health. The third part focuses on challenges and new venues.
• Aimed at researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in fields from medicine to the social sciences
• Outlines the connections between personality and various brain disorders
• Presents some applications that can be used in the context of health care and education
• Danilo Garcia, Phd (in psychology in 2012), is Head of Research of the Blekinge Centre of Competence at the Blekinge County Council. The Center works on research, development, innovations through interdisciplinary teams, person-centered methods, community projects, and the dissemination of knowledge in order to increase well-being among the habitants of the county of Blekinge, Sweden. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg and together with Professor Trevor Archer and Associate Professor Max Rapp Ricciardi, the leading researcher of the Network for Empowerment and Well-Being. This is an international network of junior and senior researchers and students who are interested in the field of well-being research.
• Trevor Archer, PhD, is currently a senior professor of biological psychology (formerly Professor and Chair of psychobiology, Head of Department and Dean of Faculty) at the University of Gothenburg currently writing about epigenetics in neuropsychiatry, the influence of physical exercise in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, mood disorders, neuro-immune functioning, ADHD and traumatic brain function. Dr. Archer is the author of over 650 scientific publications, including working as Editor of the series Current Topics in Neurotoxicity at Springer. He was awarded Honorary Professor and Doctor and Member of the Polish Pharmacological Society, 2013, and the Sansone Award from the University of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri.
• Richard M. Kostrzewa, Ph.D. (Univ. Pennsylvania), is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He has authored 190 papers (Pub Med), co-Edited 8 books, serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Handbook of Neurotoxicity, is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Neurotoxicity Research, and is co-Editor of the Springer book series Current Topics in Neurotoxicity. He was awarded Honorary Membership in the Polish Pharmacological Society; and he was a multi-year Visiting Professor at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice Poland, from which he received the Doctor Honoris causa. He is co-founder with Juan Segura-Aguilar (Univ. Chile) of the Neurotoxicity Society, having served terms as its President, Treasurer, and Councilor. His research is focused on processes and mechanisms associated with neurotoxins, neurodegenerative disorders, and dopaminergic systems in relation to dopamine receptor supersensitization.