A Guide to Adult Neuropsychological Diagnosis / Edition 1

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Reviewer: Alison W. Brett, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This handbook provides a descriptive classification of major adult neuropsychological disorders and reviews appropriate assessment tools for each.
Purpose: The goal is to establish a common frame of reference for health professionals to reduce vague or imprecise use of terms. The author describes clear criteria for a comprehensive array of adult neuropsychological disorders, including clinical indicators, associated features, factors to rule out, and lesion locations. For each disorder, the author describes common assessment tools in terms of their reliability and validity.
Audience: This book will be useful for healthcare practitioners and researchers concerned with neuropsychological disorders and is appropriate for advanced graduate or medical students.
Features: A key feature of the book is four separate indexes, by anatomy, etiology, test name, and behavior, to allow readers quick and easy access to information. The author supports his classification scheme with thorough references from research literature of the past 10 years. He provides a table to cross reference his categories with DSM-III-R and DSM-IV categories.
Assessment: I highly recommend this book to clinicians and researchers treating adult neuropsychological disorders. It provides clear diagnostic criteria for a comprehensive range of disorders. The review of assessment tests includes succinct descriptions and summaries of known reliability and validity data, enabling clinicians to quickly select appropriate instruments. The author supports his classification scheme with references to current research.
Alison W. Brett
This handbook provides a descriptive classification of major adult neuropsychological disorders and reviews appropriate assessment tools for each. The goal is to establish a common frame of reference for health professionals to reduce vague or imprecise use of terms. The author describes clear criteria for a comprehensive array of adult neuropsychological disorders, including clinical indicators, associated features, factors to rule out, and lesion locations. For each disorder, the author describes common assessment tools in terms of their reliability and validity. This book will be useful for healthcare practitioners and researchers concerned with neuropsychological disorders and is appropriate for advanced graduate or medical students. A key feature of the book is four separate indexes, by anatomy, etiology, test name, and behavior, to allow readers quick and easy access to information. The author supports his classification scheme with thorough references from research literature of the past 10 years. He provides a table to cross reference his categories with DSM-III-R and DSM-IV categories. I highly recommend this book to clinicians and researchers treating adult neuropsychological disorders. It provides clear diagnostic criteria for a comprehensive range of disorders. The review of assessment tests includes succinct descriptions and summaries of known reliability and validity data, enabling clinicians to quickly select appropriate instruments. The author supports his classification scheme with references to current research.
Booknews
Proposed as an initial step toward creasing a common frame of reference for the disparate health-care professionals involved in neuropsychological diagnosis. Defines operationally and as objectively as possible clinical indicators for over 140 disorders, but also identifies the factors that must be ruled out before such a diagnosis is made. For each class of disorder also lists associated descriptive features, lesion locations, etiologies, potential disabling consequences, assessment instruments and procedures, and treatment approaches. Includes anatomical and etiological indexes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803600720
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Adult Neuropsychological Diagnosis 1
2 Disorders of Alertness 14
3 Disorders of Concentration 33
4 Stimulus Neglect 52
5 Stimulus Imperception 79
6 Spatial Imperception 108
7 Disorders of Visual-Motor Integration 127
8 Disorders of Stimulus Localization 143
9 Disorders of Stimulus Recognition (Associative Agnosia) 161
10 Disorders of Interhemispheric Transfer 189
11 Disorders of Voluntary Cognitive Control of Movement 216
12 Disorders of Oral Language 251
13 Disorders of Written Language (Alexia and Agraphia) 286
14 Disorders of Emotional Communication 311
15 Calculation Disorders (Acalculia) 327
16 Memory Disorders (Amnesia and Dysmnesia) 341
17 Illusion (Metamorphopsia) and Hallucination (Hallucinosis) 393
18 Neuropsychological Disorders of Emotion, Ideation, and Behavior 409
19 Intellectual Decline 464
Anatomical Index 489
Etiological Index 492
Test Index 495
Behavioral Index 499
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