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Personality and Brain Disorders

Associations and Interventions

  • Danilo Garcia
  • Trevor Archer
  • Richard M. Kostrzewa
  • 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


Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Personality and Its Association to Different Brain Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Danilo Garcia, Nigel Lester, Franco Lucchese, Kevin M. Cloninger, C. Robert Cloninger
      Pages 3-24
    3. Trevor Archer, Max Rapp-Ricciardi
      Pages 41-58
    4. Thomas Nilsson, Ola Ståhlberg, Maria Råstam, Danilo Garcia, Henrik Anckarsäter
      Pages 101-142
  3. Person-Centered Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Paulo A. S. Moreira, Danilo Garcia
      Pages 183-225
    3. Paulo A. S. Moreira, Diana Cunha, Richard Inman, Joana Oliveira
      Pages 227-250
  4. Challenges and New Venues

  5. Danilo Garcia, Kevin M. Cloninger, Nigel Lester, C. Robert Cloninger
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


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 healthThe third part focuses on challenges and new venues.


affective disorders brain disorders interventions personality neurodevelopmental disorders neurodegenerative disorders health care

Editors and affiliations

  • Danilo Garcia
    • 1
  • Trevor Archer
    • 2
  • Richard M. Kostrzewa
    • 3
  1. 1.Blekinge Center for CompetenceRegion BlekingeKarlskronaSweden
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Department of PharmacologyQuillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityUSA

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Personality and Brain Disorders
  • Book Subtitle Associations and Interventions
  • Editors Danilo Garcia
    Trevor Archer
    Richard M. Kostrzewa
  • Series Title Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-90064-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-90065-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 297
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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