Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists / Edition 6

Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists / Edition 6

by David Myland Kaufman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416030743

ISBN-13: 9781416030744

Pub. Date: 12/25/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The sixth edition of this popular favorite is ideal for board review, as well as for clinical reference on neurologic illnesses that can cause or mimic psychiatric symptoms. First it reviews anatomic neurology, describes how to approach patients with suspected neurologic disorders and correlates physical signs. Then it addresses clinical areas such as relevant

Overview

The sixth edition of this popular favorite is ideal for board review, as well as for clinical reference on neurologic illnesses that can cause or mimic psychiatric symptoms. First it reviews anatomic neurology, describes how to approach patients with suspected neurologic disorders and correlates physical signs. Then it addresses clinical areas such as relevant history, easily performed examinations, differential diagnosis, and management approaches, and reviews psychiatric comorbidity. Abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. And, more than 1,600 review questions help you to test and enhance your mastery of the material.

• Describes each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options.
• Includes over 1,600 review questions and cases to help you prepare for the neurology section of the Psychiatry Board exam.
• Uses an accessible writing style and a logical, easy-to-reference organization.
• Includes reviews of public policy towards neurologic conditions, such as the persistent vegetative state and use of narcotics for chronic pain, important practice issues you may face.

• Offers thorough updates and the following NEW topics:
• Descriptions of altered mental status, including the minimally responsive state and minimal cognitive impairment
• Neurotoxins, including marine toxins
• Nutritional deficiencies and errors of metabolism, especially involving homocysteine
• Psychiatric co-morbidity of epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Tourette's disease, and other neurologic illnesses
• Standard clinical assessment tools, such as the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale Cognitive Section (ADAS-Cog) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale
• Recently introduced treatments for common neurologic illnesses:
• Deafness: cochlear implant
• Epilepsy: antiepileptic drugs, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation *Involuntary movements: deep brain stimulation
• Multiple sclerosis: immunomodulators and their complications
• Chronic pain: stimulators, opioid maintenance, adjuvant medications
• Uses of psychiatric medications for neurologic illnesses, such as antidepressants for migraine, chronic pain, and peripheral neuropathy; and antipsychotic agents for dementia and epilepsy
• Improved art program that better highlights clinicalclues.
• A new two-color format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416030744
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/25/2006
Series:
Major Problems in Neurology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Classic Anatomic Neurology

1. First Encounter with a Patient: Examination and Formulation

2. Central Nervous System Disorders

3. Psychogenic Neurological Deficits

4. Cranial Nerve Impairments

5. Peripheral Nerve Disorders

6. Muscle Disorders

Section II: Major Neurological Symptoms

7. Dementia

8. Aphasia and Related Disorders

9. Headaches

10. Seizures

11. TIAs and Strokes

12. Visual Disturbances

13. Congenital Cerebral Impairments

14. Neurologic Aspects of Chronic Pain

15. Multiple Sclerosis Episodes

16. Neurologic Aspects of Sexual Function

17. Sleep Disorders

18. Involuntary Movement Disorders

19. Brain Tumors and Metastatic Cancer

20. Lumbar Puncture and Imaging Studies

21. Neurotransmitters and Drug Abuse

22. Traumatic Brain Injury

Appendix 1: Patient and Family Support Groups

Appendix 2: Cost of Various Tests and Treatments

Appendix 3: Diseases Transmitted by Chromosome Abnormalities, Mitochondria Abnormalities, and Excessive Trinucleotide Repeats

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