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Overview

Leaders in neuropsychology, behavioral neurology, speech and language science, neuropsychiatry, and many other disciplines contribute to this volume, the first comprehensive review of knowledge in the field. They discuss a wide range of disorders, including areas of recent research - such as frontal lobe dementias and the neuropsychological aspects of late life depression - and clinical problems typically given insufficient consideration in other works, such as seizure disorder, head injury, and mental retardation. Normal aging is also covered in detail, and assessment procedures and clinical interventions are given thorough treatment. Other highlights include discussions of guardianship and caregiving personality and behavior, psychotic disorders, Alzheimer's, and head trauma.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nancy A. Johnson, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a well-written, comprehensive text of relevant topics in neuropsychology in a geriatric population.
Purpose: The book is intended to provide an overview of current knowledge in psychiatric and neuropsychological issues in aging and to provide directions for future investigation. It includes a section on normal aging as well as detailed reviews of topics specific to aging, such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementias, and late-life depression. The book also includes a section on treatment interventions and psychosocial issues such as guardianship.
Audience: Students and professionals in the fields of neuropsychology and neurology will find the topics interesting and updated. In-depth coverage in certain areas may be too advanced for some students, but could serve as a useful reference.
Features: The book is easy to read and well illustrated. The authors make excellent use of tables and illustrations to support the information in the text, especially in the section on neuroimaging. The references were generally current and comprehensive.
Assessment: This handbook fills a gap between the existing literature on neuropsychology and geriatrics. It is an excellent overview of pertinent areas in neuropsychology and aging. It would be a valuable addition to a reference library as a general introduction to current topics in geriatrics.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Nancy A. Johnson, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a well-written, comprehensive text of relevant topics in neuropsychology in a geriatric population.
Purpose: The book is intended to provide an overview of current knowledge in psychiatric and neuropsychological issues in aging and to provide directions for future investigation. It includes a section on normal aging as well as detailed reviews of topics specific to aging, such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementias, and late-life depression. The book also includes a section on treatment interventions and psychosocial issues such as guardianship.
Audience: Students and professionals in the fields of neuropsychology and neurology will find the topics interesting and updated. In-depth coverage in certain areas may be too advanced for some students, but could serve as a useful reference.
Features: The book is easy to read and well illustrated. The authors make excellent use of tables and illustrations to support the information in the text, especially in the section on neuroimaging. The references were generally current and comprehensive.
Assessment: This handbook fills a gap between the existing literature on neuropsychology and geriatrics. It is an excellent overview of pertinent areas in neuropsychology and aging. It would be a valuable addition to a reference library as a general introduction to current topics in geriatrics.
Nancy A. Johnson
This is a well-written, comprehensive text of relevant topics in neuropsychology in a geriatric population. The book is intended to provide an overview of current knowledge in psychiatric and neuropsychological issues in aging and to provide directions for future investigation. It includes a section on normal aging as well as detailed reviews of topics specific to aging, such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementias, and late-life depression. The book also includes a section on treatment interventions and psychosocial issues such as guardianship. Students and professionals in the fields of neuropsychology and neurology will find the topics interesting and updated. In-depth coverage in certain areas may be too advanced for some students, but could serve as a useful reference. The book is easy to read and well illustrated. The authors make excellent use of tables and illustrations to support the information in the text, especially in the section on neuroimaging. The references were generally current and comprehensive. This handbook fills a gap between the existing literature on neuropsychology and geriatrics. It is an excellent overview of pertinent areas in neuropsychology and aging. It would be a valuable addition to a reference library as a general introduction to current topics in geriatrics.
Booknews
A comprehensive handbook and teaching guide integrating neuropsychology and gerontology to promote progressive ideas in the care of aging individuals. The 35 contributions consider topics in the normal aging process, psychiatric disorders in late life such as substance abuse and mood disorders, neuropsychological disorders ranging from Alzheimer's to Aphasia, assessment procedures and neuroimaging, and treatment interventions utilizing psychotherapy, behavior modification, and geriatric psychopharmacology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306454608
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Series: Critical Issues in Neuropsychology Series
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 1.38 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Normal Aging. Cognitive Functioning; R. Wilson. Personality and Behavior; C. Starratt. Physiology; D.C. Martin. Psychosocial Aspects; J. Nadler. Psychiatric Disorders of Late Life. Mood Disorders; H. Koenig. Anxiety Disorders; C.J. Schramke. Psychotic Disorders; G. Goldstein. Substance Abuse; D.N. Allen. Neuropsychological Disorders of Late Life. Alzheimer's Disease; D.P. Salmon. Frontal Lobe Dementia; M. Usman. Vascular Dementia; J.L. Cummings. Subcortical Dementia; M.R. Lovell. Korsakoff's Disease; M. Oscar-Berman. Parkinson's Disease; M.W. Bondi. Huntington's Disease; F. Bylsma. Late Life Depression; P.D. Nussbaum. Assessment Procedures and the Older Patient. Neurological Evaluation; J. Brillman. Neuropsychological Assessment; A. La Rue. Memory Assessment; L.S. Rockey. Functional Assessment;M. McCue. Neuroimaging Procedures; E.D. Bigler. Eletroencephalogram; P.J. Snyder. Treatment Interventions and the Older Patient. Psychotherapy; J. Bortz. Behavioral Management; A.J. Goreczny. The Caregiver; S. Wallsten. Psychopharmacology; B. Zimmer. Electroconvulsant Therapy; B.H. Mulsant. Cognitive Rehabilitation; M. Butters. Legal Issues; D.A. Krauss. 7 Additional Articles. Index.

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