Description: This multiauthored pediatric neurology text emphasizes the behavioral manifestations of altered brain function. The authors have crafted a readable book of moderate size with an extensive list of references for those interested in reading beyond.
Purpose: This book is intended for healthcare professionals primarily interested in the behavioral manifestations of pediatric neurologic disease as well as other primary neurobehavioral conditions for which an etiology or neuroanatomical lesion is yet to be defined.
Audience: This book is intended primarily for pediatric neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and educational personnel, but students of child neurology will find it a useful resource as well.
Features: The book includes references to most of the clinical entities found in standard textbooks of pediatric neurology as well as chapters on conditions with primary behavioral manifestations such as autism, Tourette syndrome, tics, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
Assessment: This is a useful book for health professionals caring for children with primary or secondary neurobehavioral disorders. It provides an extensive list of references to the literature for those unfamiliar with the organization and function of the human nervous system. For others interested in behavior management, it discusses methodology and results of therapy in quantitative terms. This book complements rather than substitutes for standard pediatric neurology texts that address current concepts of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy in greater detail. In sum, this text should interest all who care for children with behavioral disorders because altered behavior is an expression of brain dysfunction and as such is often an important early diagnostic clue.