Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists / Edition 6

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: Now in its 6th edition, this book remains a useful guide for psychiatry residents studying for the written examination by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Advances in neuroscience have continually validated the notions that all mental processes derive from brain processes and that neuropsychiatric symptoms are manifestations of brain dysfunction. It should be considered reprehensible for a psychiatrist who is currently in practice not to understand modern concepts of nervous system functioning and know how to examine and think about the nervous system when it is dysfunctional. The understanding of a patient's mental status or psychopathology is not valid without consideration of the patient's neurologic functioning. The information in this book is essential basic knowledge for the practicing psychiatrist.
Purpose: The purpose, according to its author, is to assist psychiatrists in learning about modern neurology. It is unfortunate that this is not part and parcel of training in psychiatry residency programs or at least taught extensively.
Audience: The intended audience is primarily psychiatrists in training and this should be required knowledge for all practicing psychiatrists.
Features: Section 1 covers clinically relevant neuroanatomy and section 2, the major neurologic symptoms. Topics covered include assessment, psychogenic disorders, cranial nerve impairments, peripheral nerve and muscle disorders, dementia, aphasia, headache, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders and other common neurologic problems. The review cases with questions and answers are the highlights. Each chapter ends with a list of useful and relevant references.
Assessment: This edition remains a useful book for psychiatry residents studying for the boards. The only criticisms are that the areas of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology need more coverage and emphasis. Also, the categorical thinking regarding neurological versus psychiatric would be helped by a review of the relevant cognitive neuroscience literature. Nevertheless, this remains a useful book and I highly recommend it.
From the Publisher
"This is an excellent, comprehensive textbook that should be in the library of every practicing psychiatrist. Thorough review of this book is more than adequate preparation for the neurology segments of the general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry examinations. Practicing psychiatrists will find this book extremely useful to have available when they need to look up a neurology complaint or differential diagnosis or simply want to remind themselves of some aspect of the neurological examination or the presentation and management of common neurological diseases. "— The American Journal of Psychiatry

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416030744
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/25/2006
  • Series: Major Problems in Neurology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 680
  • Sales rank: 1,057,606
  • 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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