Emotions: Theoretical Models and Clinical Implications

  • Sophie Baudic
  • Gérard H. E. Duchamp
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


The confrontation between theory and clinical practice contributes to improve our knowledge of emotions. In the present paper, theoretical models both cognitive and biological are briefly reviewed in the first part. Interactions between research and clinical practice are examined across two separate approaches in the second part. The first, neuropsychological approach considers Alzheimer’s disease to further explore relationships between emotions and memory disturbance. The second considers panic disorder to explore cognitive and behaviour theories of fear. Finally, we address therapeutic applications for each approach which come directly from the theory.

Key words

Psychology Biology Neural network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie Baudic
    • 1
  • Gérard H. E. Duchamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Inserm U 792 Physiopathologie et Pharmacologie Clinique de la DouleurHôpital Ambroise Paré9 av Charles de GaulleFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris Nord - UMR CNRS 7030Institut Galilée - Université Paris Nord99 av Jean Baptiste ClémentFrance

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