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The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness


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ContributorsPART 1: IntroductionChapter 1. The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric IllnessChapter 2. The Significance of Frontal System Disorders for Medical Practice and Health PolicyPART 2: Functional Organization of Prefrontal Lobe SystemsChapter 3. Frontal Subcortical Circuits: Anatomy and FunctionChapter 4. The Orbitofrontal CortexChapter 5. Working Memory Dysfunction in SchizophreniaChapter 6. Lateralization of Frontal Lobe FunctionsChapter 7. Consciousness, Self-Awareness, and the Frontal LobesPART 3: Prefrontal Syndromes in Clinical PracticeChapter 8. Regional Prefrontal Syndromes: A Theoretical and Clinical OverviewChapter 9. Assessment of Frontal Lobe FunctionsChapter 10. Diagnosis and Treatment of "Frontal Lobe" SyndromesChapter 11. Treatment Strategies for Patients With Dysexecutive SyndromesPART 4: Frontal Lobe Dysfunction in Neuropsychiatric DisordersChapter 12. Frontal Lobe Dysfunction in Secondary DepressionChapter 13. The Frontal Lobes and SchizophreniaChapter 14. The Frontal Lobes and Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 15. The Frontal Lobes and Content-Specific DelusionsChapter 16. Neurosurgical Treatment for Refractory Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Implications for Understanding Frontal Lobe FunctionIndex

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Stephen P. Salloway, M.D., M.S., is Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University School of Medicine, and Director of Neurology and the Memory Disorders Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Paul F. Malloy, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and Director of Psychology at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. James D. Duffy, M.B., Ch.B., is Medical Director of the Huntington s Disease Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut; and Director of Psychiatric Consultation Services at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.


"This book makes recent advances in the understanding of frontal function available to students, clinicians, and researchers who might not otherwise have experience in cognitive neuroscience. Frontal dysfunction is directly related to disability in neuropsychiatric disorders. Understanding how to help our patients begins with understanding the causes of their disability. This volume provides an excellent start."-- "Sheldon Benjamin, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry", "July 2002"

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