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

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

by Carol L. Armstrong
     
 

ISBN-10: 1461439221

ISBN-13: 9781461439226

Pub. Date: 04/18/2012

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. Comprehensive in

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461439226
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

I.Primary Nervous System Disease
1. Epilepsy and Cognitive Plasticity
2. Traumatic Brain Injury
3. Neuropsychological Problems in Neuro-Oncology
4. Multiple System Atrophy, Orthostatic Hypotension, and Autonomic Dysfunction
II. Vascular System Disease
5. Cardiovascular Disease and Neurocognitive Function
6. Cerebrovascular Disease and Disorders
7. Cognitive Decline During Migraine and Cluster Headaches and Relation to 5HT Neurotransmitter Dysfunction
8. Respiratory Disorders: Effects on Neurocognitive and Brain Function III. Developmental, Genetic, and Structural Disorders
9. Cerebral Palsy: Effects of Early Brain Injury on Development
10. Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: A Cognitive Neuroscience
11. Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disabilities
12. Hydrocephalus: Congenital and Late Life Onset
13. Learning Disabilities
14. Frontal Lobe Disorders: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Disorder, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder IV. Aging
15.Dementia
16. Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive Aging
17. Neuropsychology of Movement Disorders and Motor Neuron Disease
V. Immune-mediated Disease
18. Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Theories of Cognition and Depression in Multiple Sclerosis and Guillain Barre Syndrome
19. Neurocognitive function in Systemic Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases
20. The Neurologic and Cognitive Consequences of HIV-1 Infection
21. Rheumatologic Conditions: Sjogren’s Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome VI. Endocrine Disease
22. Neuropsychological Sequelae of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
23. Neuropsychological Aspects of Endrocrine Disorders: Gonadotrophic Hormones and Corticosteroids24. Neuropsychological Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
VII. Metabolic Disease
25. Hepatic Encephalopathy
26. Toxic Disorders and Encephalopathy
27. Neurocognition in Mihondrial Disorders VIII. Rehabilitation
28. Current Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation
29. Sensory Reweighting: A Rehabilitative Mechanism?

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