Neuropsychological Assessment / Edition 5

Neuropsychological Assessment / Edition 5

by Muriel Deutsch Lezak, Diane B. Howieson, Erin D. Bigler, Daniel Tranel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195395522

ISBN-13: 9780195395525

Pub. Date: 03/27/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Now in its Fifth Edition, Neuropsychological Assessment reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. This is the 35th anniversary of the landmark first edition. As with previous editions, this edition provides a comprehensive coverage of the field of adult clinical neuropsychology in a single source. By virtue of the

Overview

Now in its Fifth Edition, Neuropsychological Assessment reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. This is the 35th anniversary of the landmark first edition. As with previous editions, this edition provides a comprehensive coverage of the field of adult clinical neuropsychology in a single source. By virtue of the authors' clinical and research specializations, this book provides a broad-based and in-depth coverage of current neuroscience research and clinical neuropsychology practice. While the new edition is updated to include new features and topics, it remains true to the highly-regarded previous editions. Methods for obtaining optimum data are given in the form of hypothesis-testing techniques, clinical tips, and clinical examples. In the seven years since the previous edition, many advancements have been made in techniques for examining brain function and in our knowledge about brain-behavior relationships. For example, a surge of functional imaging data has emerged and new structural imaging techniques have provided exquisite detail about brain structure. For the first time, this edition includes examples of these advancements, many in stunning color. This edition also includes new tools for clinicians such as a neuroimaging primer and a comparison table of the neuropsychological features of progressive dementias. The chapters on assessment procedures include discussion of issues related to test selection and reviews of recently published as well as older test batteries used in general neuropsychological assessment, plus newly developed batteries for specific issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195395525
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1200
Sales rank:
299,565
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.92(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
1. The Practice of Neuropsychological Assessment
2. Basic Concepts
3. The Behavioral Geography of the Brain
4. The Rationale of Deficit Measurement
5. The Neuropsychological Examination
6. The Neuropsychological Examination: Interpretation
7. Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists
8. Neurobehavioral Variables and Diagnostic Issues

Part II. A COMPENDIUM OF TESTS AND ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
9. Orientation and Attention
10. Perception
11. Memory I: Tests
12. Memory II: Batteries, Paired Memory
13. Verbal Functions and Language Skills
14. Construction
15. Concept Formation and Reasoning
16. Executive Functions
17. Neuropsychological Assessment Batteries
18. Observational Methods, Rating Scales, and Inventories
19. Tests of Personal Adjustment and Emotional Functioning
20. Testing for Response Bias and Malingering

Appendix 1: Neuroimaging Primer
Appendix 2: Test Publishers and Distributors
References
Test Index
Subject Index

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