Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Explained

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This book provides highly illustrated, clinically focused coverage of neuropsychiatry in one easy to read volume suitable for all clinicians. Its clear visual presentation, including " clinical pointers " and key issues boxes ensures information is easy to access. An evidence based treatment section offers practical guidance on treatment, and principles of assessment and recognition of common signs are included to aid the inexperienced reader.

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Overview

This book provides highly illustrated, clinically focused coverage of neuropsychiatry in one easy to read volume suitable for all clinicians. Its clear visual presentation, including " clinical pointers " and key issues boxes ensures information is easy to access. An evidence based treatment section offers practical guidance on treatment, and principles of assessment and recognition of common signs are included to aid the inexperienced reader.

• Reviews the principles of neuropsychiatry including the ten maxims of neuropsychiatry · diagnoses of mental state · signs to look for in physical examinations · neuropsychiatric investigations · modes of cognition · and regional cerebral syndromes.

• Features abundant clinical photographs to facilitate diagnosis.

• Explains neuropsychiatric disorders related to multifocal disorders, basal ganglia disorders, and much more

• Presents practical guidance on treatment, principles of assessment, and recognition of common signs.

• Offers evidence-based guidance for treatment whenever possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702026881
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Principles of Neuropsychiatry

INTRODUCTION
About Neuropsychiatry
- Ten Maxims of Neuropsychiatry
- Neuropsychiatry from a Global Perspective
Mental State Examination
- Appearance & Behaviour
- Mood in Patients with Organic Illness
- Psychosis in Patients with Organic Illness
- Cognition in Patients with Organic Illness
Physical Examination
- Localising and Non-Localising Signs
- Extrapyramidal Signs
- Gait
- Vascular & Systemic Signs
Neuropsychiatric Investigations
- Ancillary Investigations
- Neuroimaging Principles
- Applied Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatry
Assessment of Consciousness
Assessment of Cognition

COGNITION
- Intelligence & Cerebral Dominance
- Assessment Scales
- Orientation, Attention & Concentration
- Memory
- Speech & Language
- Reading & Writing & Dominant Hemisphere
- Non-Dominant & Visuospatial functions

REGIONAL CEREBRAL SYNDROMES
- Frontal Lobes (Executive Function)
- Subcortical function

Section 2 Neuropsychiatric Disorders

MULTIFOCAL DISORDERS
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Epilepsy: The Special Case of Partial Seizures.
- Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Epilepsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Head injury
- Other Head Injury Related Conditions:
BASAL GANGLIA DISORDERS
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Unusual Parkinsonian Syndromes
- Huntington’s Chorea
- Wilson’s Disease
- Gilles de la Tourette’s

CNS INFECTIONS
- Neurosyphilis
- Sydenham's Chorea
- HIV
- Viral Encephalitis

MISCELLANEOUS CNS DISORDERS
- Hydrocephalus
- Motor Neuron Disease
- CNS Tumours

Section 3 – Interface Conditions in Neuropsychiatry

ACUTE COGNITIVE DISORDER
- Delirium
- Dementias
- Types & Frequency of Dementia
- Differential Diagnosis of Dementia
- Prodromal Phases of Dementia
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Genetics
- Pathology
- Biological Markers of Alzheimer’s disease
- Prognosis
- Neuropsychiatric Complications in Alzheimer’s disease
- The Role of the Family in Alzheimer’s disease
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Other Rare Focal Cortical Dementias
- Cognitive Syndromes in Strategically placed Infarcts

SUBSTANCE MISUSE
- Alcohol
- Illicit Drugs
- Neurology of Illicit Drug Use
- Neuropsychiatry of Illicit Drug Use
- Toxic Agents
- Sleep Disorders

Section 4 – Evidence Based Reviews of Treatments
- Principles of Treatment in Neuropsychiatry
- Evidence Based Review of Treatments in Medical Inpatients
- Evidence Based Review of Treatments in Dementia
- Evidence Based Review of Treatments of Movement Disorder
- Evidence Based Review of Treatments in CNS disease
- Conventional Treatments in Stroke
- Depression and Mortality
- Treatment in Vascular Dermentia & Stroke
- Sleep, Special Issues in Treatment

Section 5 – Conclusions

- Why & How Does Neurological Disease Cause Psychiatric Symptoms?
- What are the Modifying Variables involved in the Onset of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms?

Section A: Clinicoanatomical relationships in Neuropsychiatry
- Basal Ganglia
- Temporal Lobes & Limbic System
- Frontal Lobes

Section B: The Pathogenesis of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms & Syndromes
- Cognitive Impairment
- What Area of the Brain is Responsible for Memory?
- What is the Mechanism of Delirium?
- How Much Does a Treatment Modify the Course….
- Should Treatments That Arrest rather than Reverse…..?
- Depression
- Is Depression in Neuropsychiatric Disease Endogenous….?
- What is the Pathogenesis of Depression in Neurological Disease?
- Can Depression be Diagnosed Reliably in Physical Illness?
- Lessons for the Neurobiology of Mood Disorders
- Neuropsychological Hallmarks of Mood Disorder
- Neuroanatomical Hallmarks of Mood Disorder
- Other Biological Hallmarks of Mood Disorder
- Anxiety
- Lessons for the Neurobiology of Primary Anxiety Disorders
- Apathy
- Aggression
- Neuropsychiatric Conditions & Aggression
- Common Mechanisms of Aggression
- Emotionalism
- Psychosis
- Hallucinations
- Delusions
- Lessons for the Neurobiology of Psychosis
- Personality Change
- Suicide
- Suicide in Specific Neuropsychiatric Disorders
- Attempted Suicide in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
- Eating
- Lessons for the Neurobiology of Eating Disorders

Section C: Stress Biology as an integrated concept
- An Integrated Theory - The HPA Axis in Neuropsychiatry

Epilogue – Ten Maxims of Neuropsychiatry Revisited

Appendix
Appendix I - Table of Historical Landmarks in Neuropsychiatry
Appendix II - Professional Agencies & Support Groups
Appendix III - Table of Useful Web Addresses

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