Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

by Myron F. Weiner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585624225

ISBN-13: 9781585624225

Pub. Date: 03/01/2012

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

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

Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585624225
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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