Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience / Edition 1

by Carol L. Armstrong
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1441913637

ISBN-13: 9781441913630

Pub. Date: 08/25/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior—an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike.

Overview

The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior—an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly detailed in its coverage, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is organized to give readers knowledge of the field, whether one needs to understand a clinical evaluation, design a research study, or gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and corresponding behaviors. Featuring the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher, the book handles theory, historical background, practical considerations, and controversial areas with clear explanations, clinical expertise, and real-world insight, and critiques diagnostic and assessment tools specific to disorders. The wide selection of commonly seen and rarely encountered diagnoses covered includes:

• Primary nervous system disease and injury.

• Vascular system disease.

• Developmental, genetic, and structural disorders.

• Dementia and normal aging.

• Immune-related disorders.

• Endocrine disease.

• Metabolic conditions.

• Plus a chapter on current and emerging approaches to rehabilitation.

Opening out a specialty as it grows in importance, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is an essential resource for the neuropsychology clinician, researcher, or graduate student. It will be stimulating and relevant reading for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441913630
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/25/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Autoimmune disease.- Autism.- Autonomic nervous system disorders.- Cardiovascular disorders and diseases.- Cerebellar disorders.- Cerebral palsy.- Cerebrovascular disease and disorders.- Dementia.- Endocrine disease.- Ethics of neuropsychology.- Epilepsy.- Genetic disorders.- Geriatrics.- Hepatic encephalopathy.- Hydrocephalus.- Infectious disease.- Learning disabilities.- Metabolic disease.- Migraine.- Movement disorders.- Neurobehavioral disorders.- Neurooncology.- Nutrition.- Rehabilitation.- Rheumatologic conditions.- Stress disorders.- Structural abnormalities.- Toxic disorders.- Traumatic brain injury

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