The Amnesias: A Clinical Textbook of Memory Disorders

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This is a concise yet comprehensive clinical text on the disorders of memory that result from psychological stress, traumatic injury, strokes, or degenerative diseases of the brain. Each amnesia syndrome is dealt with in a separate chapter that includes a clear account of the symptoms and the tests used to assess them, the predisposing factors, prevalence, prognosis, and treatment as well as the pathophysiological signs associated with them. The book is addressed mainly to neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, and cognitive neuroscientists.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a first-rate book covering the disorders of memory. Written and edited by internationally recognized memory researchers, this is a welcome addition to the neuropsychological literature.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editor, is to produce a book that encompasses the basic features of all amnesic syndromes and a comprehensive account of the neuropsychological tests that assess them. Indeed, the editor and chapter authors have provided a useful tool to conceptualize these interesting disorders.
Audience: The intended audience includes neuropsychologists and graduate students in psychology and memory research. Neuropsychiatrists, psychiatrists, and neurologists would benefit as well.
Features: The book opens with an introductory conceptual chapter followed by chapters on putative brain mechanisms, aging and memory, dementia, semantic amnesia, limbic amnesia, traumatic amnesia, transient global amnesia, transient epileptic amnesia, ECT and memory loss, and psychogenic amnesia. For neuropsychologists, the index of neuropsychological tests will be quite helpful. This is a scholarly book with pertinent and up-to-date references of the scientific literature.
Assessment: This is a superb book on the amnesias. Any clinician who treats patients with disorders of memory should read this excellent book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195172454
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center
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Table of Contents

1. Phenomenon and Constructs, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
2. Putative Cerebral Mechanisms of Memory, Pramod K. Dash, Jason D. Runyan, Sonja Blum, April E. Hebert, Panagiotis G. Simos, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
3. Age-related Memory Decline, Alexandra Economou, Panagiotis G. Simos, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
4. Amnesia Associated with the Dementias, Alexandra Economou, Sokratis G. Papageorgiou, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
5. Semantic Amnesia, Andrew C. Papanicolaou, Rebecca Billingsley-Marshall, David Molfese, Barbara Novak
6. Limbic Amnesia, Rebecca Billingsley-Marshall, Panagiotis G. Simos, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
7. Traumatic Amnesia, Mary H. Kosmidis, Aikaterini Giazkoulidou, Vasilis P. Bozikas, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
8. Transient Global Amnesia, Panagiotis G. Simos, Andrew C. Papanicoloau
9. Transient Epileptic Amnesia, Mary H. Kosmidis, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
10. ECT-Induced Amnesia, Mary H. Kosmidis, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
11. Psychogenic Amnesia, Ioanna Savvidou, Vasilis P. Bozikas, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
12. Notes for a Theory of Memory, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
Appendix: Neuropsychological Tests for Assessment of Memory David W. Loring

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