Differential Diagnosis in Adult Neuropsychological Assessment / Edition 1

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This text clearly presents a multitude of variables that potentially affect the results of neuropsychological tests. THe chapter authors, all noted experts in their respective fields, begin with a general discussion of neuropsychological constructs known to impact performance on neuropsychological tests, including demographics, personality, and sociocultural factors. They then present an empirical approach to assessment. They focus on the disorders under discussion (not solely the tests that might be used in diagnosis) and reflect the contributions the field has made to detecting differences in disorders that have neurological underpinnings.

The disorders reviewed include dementia, HIV-related syndromes, adult seizure disorders, toxic exposure, mild to severe brain injury, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826116659
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph H. Ricker, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP), is the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ricker's overall program of research is in the examination of neurobiological correlates and predictors of cognitive impairment, recovery and rehabilitation following human brain trauma. Current research projects include the examination of altered cerebral blood flow and metabolic correlates of impaired episodic and working memory after brain injury (through the use of fMRI, PET, and near infrared spectroscopy), as well as the application of telerehabilition technologies with individuals who have sustained brain trauma. Dr. Ricker has history of federal and private grant funding in these areas. He is the author of over 48 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 15 book chapters and other professional publications, and numerous published abstracts. He is very active in national and international neuropsychological and rehabilitation organizations, and has made over 70 national and international presentations. He is a member of the editorial boards of several journals in the areas of brain injury, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation, including the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, and The Clinical Neuropsychologist. He has also served as a grant reviewer for several private and federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ricker holds dual board certifications from the American Board of Professional Psychology in the Areas of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of both specialty boards, and has served as the Secretary for each board. Dr. Ricker has also been the recipient of several national awards in psychology, including two separate early career awards from the American Psychological Association, the first in Clinical Neuropsychology, and another in Rehabilitation Psychology.

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Table of Contents

  1. Contributors
  2. Psychosocial Factors in Differential Diagnosis, Jeffery B. Allen
  3. Estimation of Premorbid Cognitive Abilities: Issues and Approaches, Rodney D. Vanderploeg & John A. Schinka
  4. Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology: Language, Low Education, and Illiteracy, Lidia Artiola i Fortuny
  5. Differential Diagnosis in Epilepsy, Gregory P. Lee
  6. Differential Diagnosis of Toxic Exposure, Alice Armstrong
  7. Empirical Evidence Regarding the Neuropsychological Assessment of Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Robin A. Hanks, Joseph H. Ricker, and Scott R. Mills
  8. Differential Diagnosis of Mild Head Injury, Glenn J. Larrabee
  9. The Differential Diagnosis of Dementia, Elizabeth W. Twamley & Mark W. Bondi
  10. Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of HIV-1-Related Neuropsychological Impairment, Ari Kalichstein, Elizabeth Ryan & Wilfred G. van Gorp
  11. Assessment of Learning Disabilities, Robert L. Mapou
  12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Differential Diagnosis with Depression John DeLuca, Lana Tiersky, & Benjamin H. Natelson
  13. Index

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