Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology
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|Format:||Paperback, 585 pages|
|Other Information: ||17 black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 12 April 2012|
The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior-an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly detailed in its coverage, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is organized to give readers knowledge of the field, whether one needs to understand a clinical evaluation, design a research study, or gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and corresponding behaviors. Featuring the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher, the book handles theory, historical background, practical considerations, and controversial areas with clear explanations, clinical expertise, and real-world insight, and critiques diagnostic and assessment tools specific to disorders. The wide selection of commonly seen and rarely encountered diagnoses covered includes: Primary nervous system disease and injury. Vascular system disease. Developmental, genetic, and structural disorders. Dementia and normal aging. Immune-related disorders. Endocrine disease. Metabolic conditions. Plus a chapter on current and emerging approaches to rehabilitation. Opening out a specialty as it grows in importance, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is an essential resource for the neuropsychology clinician, researcher, or graduate student.
Table of Contents
I. Primary Nervous System Disease 1. Epilepsy and Cognitive Plasticity 2. Traumatic Brain Injury 3. Neuropsychological Problems in Neuro-Oncology 4. Multiple System Atrophy, Orthostatic Hypotension, and Autonomic Dysfunction II. Vascular System Disease 5. Cardiovascular Disease and Neurocognitive Function 6. Cerebrovascular Disease and Disorders 7. Cognitive Decline During Migraine and Cluster Headaches and Relation to 5HT Neurotransmitter Dysfunction 8. Respiratory Disorders: Effects on Neurocognitive and Brain Function III. Developmental, Genetic, and Structural Disorders 9. Cerebral Palsy: Effects of Early Brain Injury on Development 10. Autism and Asperger's Syndrome: A Cognitive Neuroscience 11. Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disabilities 12. Hydrocephalus: Congenital and Late Life Onset 13. Learning Disabilities 14. Frontal Lobe Disorders: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder IV. Aging 15.Dementia 16. Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive Aging 17. Neuropsychology of Movement Disorders and Motor Neuron Disease V. Immune-mediated Disease 18. Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Theories of Cognition and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain Barre Syndrome 19. Neurocognitive function in Systemic Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases 20. The Neurologic and Cognitive Consequences of HIV-1 Infection 21. Rheumatologic Conditions: Sjogren's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome VI. Endocrine Disease 22. Neuropsychological Sequelae of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes 23. Neuropsychological Aspects of Endrocrine Disorders: Gonadotrophic Hormones and Corticosteroids 24. Neuropsychological Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) VII. Metabolic Disease 25. Hepatic Encephalopathy 26. Toxic Disorders and Encephalopathy 27. Neurocognition in Mitochondrial Disorders VIII. Rehabilitation 28. Current Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation 29. Sensory Reweighting: A Rehabilitative Mechanism?
About the Author
Carol L. Armstrong is a neuropsychologist conducting cognitive neuroscience research. Her long-term interests are the study of memory and attention, and the cognitive processes affected by white matter disease or injury. Investigations have focused on resource-limited memory and attention processes, and on the structural distribution of the white matter measure in normal and injured brains. Recent investigations include the longitudinal damaging effects of radiotherapy and brain tumors in both children and adults, as shown by longitudinal, prospective studies of cognition and neuroimaging of white matter integrity, and response of the hippocampus to radiotherapy. Current studies are being conducted on the functional and structural significance of cerebellar connections with the cortex.
From the reviews: "'Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience' edited by Armstrong and Morrow (2010) with chapters on topics ranging from learning disabilities to rehabilitation. And, as the reader will find, many chapters within this volume provide a detailed review of a subsample of these newer applications. ... Those interested in Autism will find a nice review of imaging advances ... . the reader will also find a succinct review of the imaging modalities and what they measure. ... this volume is an ambitious and important." (Deborah M. Little, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 27, 2012) "This book explores some of the most common ones that neuropsychologists should be aware of when assessing individuals with cognitive complaints. The aim is to provide comprehensive and current information on the neuropsychological sequelae of common medical conditions. The book is intended for students, clinicians, and researchers in neuropsychology and related fields." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody's Review Service, September, 2012)
|Publisher: ||Springer-Verlag New York Inc.|
|Dimensions: ||26.0 x 19.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.01 kg)|