Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias • Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis.• Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders.• Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment.• Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms.• Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management.• Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms.• Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing.• Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis.• Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts.

In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The growing number of patients with dementia over the next 10 years will burden our healthcare system and all physicians, especially psychiatrists and neurologists, will have an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and subsequent management of these patients. This new and concise manual, which is essentially an abridged but updated version of the 2009 book by the same authors, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, provides practical guidance on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of patients who suffer from dementing disorders. Written and edited by clinician-researchers in the field, it is an excellent addition to the psychiatric and neurological literature.
Purpose: The purpose of this manual is to "serve busy clinicians as a practical tool." The authors note that the original textbook was modified and condensed to "address the immediate needs of the clinician." It has become a typical pattern for American Psychiatric Publishing to extend previously published textbooks in this way.
Audience: The target audience includes psychiatrists and geriatric psychiatrists. Neuropsychiatrists and neurologists also would be interested in this manual.
Features: The first part of the book focuses on diagnosis and includes chapters on neuropsychiatric assessment and diagnosis, neuromedical evaluation, neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging, Alzheimer disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), vascular cognitive impairment, the synucleinopathies, frontal temporal lobe dementias, and traumatic brain injury. The second part covers treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms, Alzheimer disease and MCI, and caregiver support. Each chapter ends with relevant references and an appendix contains lists of national and state agencies.
Assessment: This is a useful manual for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with dementia. However, if you own the textbook, it would not be worth the $65 to buy this abridged version (with some updates).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585624225
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 1,173,116
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Myron F. Weiner, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., is a Diplomate in Neurology of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Introduction. Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis. Neuropsychiatric assessment and diagnosis. Medical and neurological evaluation and diagnosis. Neuropsychological assessment. Neuroimaging. Alzheimer disease. Mild cognitive impairment. Vascular cognitive disorder. Dementia with lewy bodies and other synucleinopathies. Frontotemporal dementia and other tauopathies. Traumatic brain injury. Other causes of dementia. Part II: Treatment. Treatment of psychiatric disorders in people with dementia. Pharmacological treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Pharmacological treatment of alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment. Supporting family caregivers. Appendix: resources. Index.

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