Behavior and Mood Disorders in Focal Brain Lesions / Edition 1

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Overview

Behavior and Mood Disorders in Focal Brain Lesions takes a unique approach to presenting the emotional and behavioral consequences of focal lesions affecting the brain to summarize the current state of research and provide a basis for improved patient care. This is the first clinical reference work to specifically address the relationship of focal brain dysfunction to behavioral and emotional disorders, providing the most comprehensive account available of these manifestations of brain lesions including stroke, trauma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and even neurosurgery. A worldwide team of neuroscientists and clinicians examines the links between regional brain dysfunction and disorders of mood, thought and affect processing, and behavior. Chapters are devoted to methodological issues, lesions of specific sites, such as the frontal lobes, basal ganglia, and thalamus, and symptoms such as mood disorder, violent behavior, and anosognosia.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Linda Laatsch, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This valuable book for clinicians, students, patients and patients' families provides a comprehensive outline of psychiatric disorders commonly and uncommonly seen following brain injury.
Purpose: The authors state that they hope to provide readers, "a comprehensive update of behavioral and emotional changes associated with focal central nervous system lesions." For the most part, they thoroughly meet this worthwhile goal. The volume of new research provided through fMRI, SPECT, PET studies and advances in neurochemistry are difficult for current clinicians to assimilate. The authors provide a sourcebook of the most recent information concerning brain-behavior disorders.
Audience: Readers are provided with excellent summary information concerning specific neuropsychiatric syndromes and therefore the book is valuable to students of psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and other related medical fields. The book is also of value to practitioners who want to stay current and generally treat patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Under the guidance of clinicians, portions of the book can be used to help inform patients and patients' families about psychiatric outcomes of brain injuries.
Features: The chapters of the book are divided into syndromes associated with particular areas of the brain or medical problems such as stroke. They address specific psychiatric disorders associated with focal brain injuries such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, mania, and depression. Although depressive symptoms following stroke is an area well covered in the book the treatment suggestions are somewhat limited. Review of treatment efficacy studies in post-stroke emotional lability is not provided although studies concerning changes in mood over time after stroke are provided. MRI data from illustrative cases are provided but not data from SPECT or PET images, which also can be useful. The case examples in some chapters are educational and help to make the book appropriate for clinicians just entering the field.
Assessment: The book provides a summary of information concerning a new and exciting area and it is a good addition to a clinician's library.
Linda Laatsch
This valuable book for clinicians, students, patients and patients' families provides a comprehensive outline of psychiatric disorders commonly and uncommonly seen following brain injury. The authors state that they hope to provide readers, ""a comprehensive update of behavioral and emotional changes associated with focal central nervous system lesions."" For the most part, they thoroughly meet this worthwhile goal. The volume of new research provided through fMRI, SPECT, PET studies and advances in neurochemistry are difficult for current clinicians to assimilate. The authors provide a sourcebook of the most recent information concerning brain-behavior disorders. Readers are provided with excellent summary information concerning specific neuropsychiatric syndromes and therefore the book is valuable to students of psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and other related medical fields. The book is also of value to practitioners who want to stay current and generally treat patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Under the guidance of clinicians, portions of the book can be used to help inform patients and patients' families about psychiatric outcomes of brain injuries. The chapters of the book are divided into syndromes associated with particular areas of the brain or medical problems such as stroke. They address specific psychiatric disorders associated with focal brain injuries such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, mania, and depression. Although depressive symptoms following stroke is an area well covered in the book the treatment suggestions are somewhat limited. Review of treatment efficacy studies in post-stroke emotional lability is not provided although studies concerning changesin mood over time after stroke are provided. MRI data from illustrative cases are provided but not data from SPECT or PET images, which also can be useful. The case examples in some chapters are educational and help to make the book appropriate for clinicians just entering the field. The book provides a summary of information concerning a new and exciting area and it is a good addition to a clinician's library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521774826
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 566
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Emotional consequences of focal brain lesions: an overview Jeffrey Cummings and Julien Bogousslavsky; 2. The evaluation of mood and behavior in patients with focal brain lesions David Desmond; 3. Methodological issues in studying secondary mood disorders Jordan Grafman and Deborah Warden; 4. Disorders of behavior and mood in focal brain lesion Florence Ghika-Schmid and Julien Bogousslavsky; 5. Depression and lesion location in stroke Robert Robinson; 6. Mood and behavior in disorders of basal ganglia Joseph Ghika; 7. Mania and manic-like disorders Sergio Starkstein and Facundo Manes; 8. Behavioral and emotional changes after focal frontal lobe damage Paul Eslinger and Laszlo Geder; 9. Abulia, apathy, athymhormia: toward a neurology of human motivation Michel Habib; 10. Thalmic behavioral syndrome Atsushi Yamadori; 11. Obsessive compulsive disorders in association with focal brain lesions F. Etcharry-Boux and F. Dubas; 12. Emotional dysprosody and similar dysfunctions Diana Van Lancker and Caterina Breitenstein; 13. Temporal lobe behavioral syndromes Serge Bakchine; 14. Neural correlates of violent behavior Daniel Tranel; 15. Focal lesions and psychosis Terri Edwards-Lee and Jeffrey Cummings; 16. Alterations in sexual behavior following focal brain injury John Ringman and Jeffrey Cummings; 17. Anosognosia Patrik Vuilleumier; 18. Acute confusional states and delirium Louis Caplan; Index.

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