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Overview

This groundbreaking volume is the first text devoted to psychogenic movement disorders. Co-published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and the American Academy of Neurology, the book contains the highlights of an international, multidisciplinary conference on these disorders and features contributions from leading neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiatrists, and basic scientists.

Major sections discuss the phenomenology of psychogenic movement disorders from both the neurologist's and the psychiatrist's viewpoint. Subsequent sections examine recent findings on pathophysiology and describe current diagnostic techniques and therapies. Also included are abstracts of 16 seminal free communications presented at the conference.

This groundbreaking volume is the first text devoted to psychogenic movement disorders. Co-published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and the American Academy of Neurology, the book contains the highlights of an international, multidisciplinary conference on these disorders and features contributions from leading neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiatrists, and basic scientists. Major sections discuss the phenomenology of psychogenic movement disorders from both the neurologist's and the psychiatrist's viewpoint. Subsequent sections examine recent findings on pathophysiology and describe current diagnostic techniques and therapies. Also included are abstracts of 16 seminal free communications presented at the conference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an outstanding and comprehensive book covering an ever present vexing problem for physicians and resulting in disability for an enormous number of patients. The book developed out of an international workshop in 2003 which was sponsored by The Movement Disorder Society and The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Written and edited by an internationally recognized group of clinicians - scientists in neurology and psychiatry — this book is a welcome contribution to the field with new insights that cognitive neuroscience has brought to these puzzling disorders of movement and willed intentions.
Purpose: The purpose of the book (as well as the workshop on which it is based) is "defining psychogenic movement disorders, advancing knowledge about their mechanisms and providing guidance for their treatment....
Audience: The target is "Any physician who sees these patients (or any patients with medically unexplained symptoms) should find it (the book) valuable.
Features: The 37 chapters are grouped into six sections, including a section on abstracts from the meeting and an index. Topics covered include history, neurological and psychiatric phenomenology, pathophysiology, diagnostic techniques, and treatment. The chapters for the most part are excellent and informative. Several of the chapters tended to view neurological and psychiatric disorders as categorically distinct or psychiatric disorders as a "ghost in the machine." The pathophysiology section is extremely interesting and is representative of how functional brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience is facilitating the needed development of phenomenological — brain function relationships. Each chapter concludes with relevant citations of the scientific literature and the index is helpful.
Assessment: This is an excellent and needed book on medically unexplained movement disorders. This is required reading for all neurologists, psychiatrists, behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists!

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781796279
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Board Review Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Charcot and psychogenic movement disorders 3
2 Freud and psychogenic movement disorders 14
3 Military and mass hysteria 20
4 The history of psychogenic movement disorders 24
5 General overview of psychogenic movement disorders : epidemiology, diagnosis, and prognosis 35
6 Psychogenic tremor and shaking 42
7 The phenomenology of Startle, Latah, and related conditions 48
8 Psychogenic dystonia and reflex sympathetic dystrophy 53
9 Psychogenic Parkinsonism 62
10 Psychogenic gait : an example of deceptive signaling 69
11 Paroxysmal psychogenic movement disorders 76
12 Treatment and outcome of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures 82
13 Functional paralysis and sensory disturbance 88
14 An overview of the psychiatric approach to conversion disorder 115
15 The role of personality in psychogenic movement disorders 122
16 Dissociation and conversion in psychogenic illness 131
17 Anxiety disorders and abnormal movements : a darkly interface 144
18 Depression 148
19 Malingering/Munchausen : factitious and somatoform disorders in neurology and clinical medicine 154
20 Treatment of hypochondriasis and psychogenic movement disorders : focus on cognitive-behavior therapy 163
21 Somatization disorder : Briquet's hysteria 180
22 Voluntary and involuntary movements in humans 189
23 The neurophysiology of voluntary movement in nonhuman primates : accumulator models of decision and action in relation to psychogenic movement disorders 196
24 Consciousness 212
25 The cognitive executive is implicated in the maintenance of psychogenic movement disorders 222
26 Neuroimaging of hysteria 230
27 Hypnosis and psychogenic movement disorders 241
28 The sodium amytal and benzodiazepine interview and its possible application in psychogenic movement disorders 249
29 The role of anesthesia in the diagnosis and treatment of psychogenic movement disorders 256
30 Clinical neurophysiology of myoclonus 262
31 The diagnosis and physiology of psychogenic tremor 265
32 Natural history of psychogenic movement disorders 274
33 Treatment of conversion disorder 289
34 Treatment of psychogenic movement disorder : psychotropic medications 302
35 Rehabilitation in patients with psychogenic movement disorders 311
36 Psychogenic injuries and the law 319
37 Therapeutic approaches to psychogenic movement disorders 323
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