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Evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, syndromes, or symptoms can be complex, nuanced, and sometimes intimidating. Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry offers clinicians the comprehensive, expert guidance that they require to deliver cutting-edge, effective, and compassionate patient care. New residents and veteran clinicians alike will benefit from the book's commonsense, straightforward organization and meticulously researched coverage of neuropsychiatric disorders ranging ...

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Overview

Evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, syndromes, or symptoms can be complex, nuanced, and sometimes intimidating. Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry offers clinicians the comprehensive, expert guidance that they require to deliver cutting-edge, effective, and compassionate patient care. New residents and veteran clinicians alike will benefit from the book's commonsense, straightforward organization and meticulously researched coverage of neuropsychiatric disorders ranging from traumatic brain injury to dementias, as well as less commonly available information on topics such as the effect of HIV-1 infection on the central nervous system.

The manual is designed to orient, efficiently, the reader to each condition, including epidemiology, presenting symptoms, and contributing factors, and then cover the components of the neuropsychological evaluation, indications for clinical and functional neuroimaging, and subsequent treatment options. Psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, geriatric physicians -- indeed, any mental health clinician -- will find this volume of enormous value in recognizing and appropriately treating the growing number of patients with significant neuropsychiatric conditions or symptoms. Practical, comprehensive, and exhaustively researched, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry is an indispensible resource for professionals.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is sort of a "new" manual from the authors and editors of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, 5th edition (2008), and Essentials of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, 2nd edition (2010). It is one of the publisher's iterations that is a scaled-down and reformatted version of the parent textbook. However, the chapter authors and editors are internationally recognized clinician-scientists in neuropsychiatry (and neuropsychology) who have produced a concise, up-to-date, informative, and well-written addition to the psychiatric literature.
Purpose: The aim of this manual, according to the editors, is to "offer clinicians the comprehensive, expert guidance that they require to deliver cutting-edge, effective, and compassionate care."
Audience: The target audience includes "psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, geriatric physicians — indeed any mental health clinicians."
Features: The 12 chapters cover the usual topics in neuropsychiatry: the neuropsychological evaluation, brain imaging, delirium, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, cerebrovascular disease, brain tumors, CNS HIV, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, psychopharmacological treatments, and cognitive rehabilitation and behavior therapy and contains recommended readings as well as a reference section. It is not clear to me as to the rationale of not having a chapter on the neuropsychiatric examination and evaluation, which should have been the first chapter of this manual. Neuropsychiatric and drug related movement disorders, including catatonia, which neuropsychiatrists commonly encounter, should have a chapter of its own (catatonia is only mentioned once in this manual). Lastly, more diagrams and possible algorithms in evaluation and treatment of the various disorders would have been helpful. The manual features 427 pages divided into 12 chapters including an index.
Assessment: This is a new manual of neuropsychiatry and notwithstanding the above omissions, is a useful book for the clinician who treats patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585629817
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 447
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman, and the Drs. Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Presidential Chair of Neuropsychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California--Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California; Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Services in Sacramento, California; and Editor-in-Chief of American Psychiatric Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Contributors. The neuropsychological evaluation. Clinical and functional imaging in neuropsychiatry. Delirium. Traumatic brain injury. Seizure disorders. Cerebrovascular disorders. Brain tumors. HIV-1 infection of the central nervous system. Dementias associated with motor dysfunction. Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses. Psychopharmacological treatments for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation and behavior therapy for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Index.

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