Windows to the Brain: Insights From Neuroimagingby Robin A. Hurley, Katherine H. Taber
Windows to the Brain is the only book to synthesize neuroanatomical and imaging research as it pertains to selected neuropsychiatric diseases, containing all of the "Windows to the Brain" papers published from 1999-2006 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.See more details below
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Windows to the Brain is the only book to synthesize neuroanatomical and imaging research as it pertains to selected neuropsychiatric diseases, containing all of the "Windows to the Brain" papers published from 1999-2006 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.
This book is a" must have" collection of 32 chapters, each only 5 to 10 pages long, packed full if numerous colorful imaging that bring light different imaging techniques used ti answer specific questions related to understanding the pathophysiology, diagnostic specificity, and treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders.
Description: The brain is the organ of the mind and the final common pathway for all behavior. As such, all mental processes derive from brain processes and psychopathology, which are neuropsychiatric symptoms that are manifestations of brain dysfunction. This informative book is emblematic of this current conceptual paradigm in the understanding of brain-behavior relationships and their importance in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Written and edited by nationally recognized clinicians, researchers, and educators, this is an outstanding contribution to the field of psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, "is to bring that excitement and new knowledge to our clinicians and to our patients." The editors note, "(M)ost practicing psychiatrists, at that point in time (when the series "Windows to the Brain" began in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences), had limited training in and understanding of how to use radiologic tools in mental health. Thus the need to educate clinicians in order to apply this knowledge became imperative." Indeed the editors and chapter authors have produced an excellent educational tool for trainees and practicing psychiatrists.
Audience: Although the intended audience is mainly neuropsychiatrists, psychiatrists in all subspecialties as well as neurologists interested in cognition and behavior would benefit from reviewing this book. It would also be helpful to candidates for the board examination in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.
Features: Part 1 covers imaging techniques with informative reviews on cerebral blood flow, functional MRI, neuroimaging of ecstasy, white matter proton conductivity with diffusion tensor imaging, cortical inhibition in alcohol dependence, magnetoencephalography in autism, xenon CT imaging in psychiatry, and brain imaging in Huntington disease. Part 2 focuses on specific illnesses seen by most neuropsychiatrists with helpful chapters on fit versus panic attack, state versus trait in bipolar disorder, blast related traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonal injury as mechanism of deficits in TBI, corticobasalganglionic degeneration, metachromatic leukodystrophy and psychosis, HIV leukoencephalopathy, prion disease, carbon monoxide poisoning, Binswanger disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and multiple sclerosis. Anatomy and brain circuitry is detailed in part 3 with chapters on sleep, fear and anxiety, rabies and the cerebellum, conversion hysteria, the limbic thalamus, emotional dysregulation in borderline personality disorder, central pain and neuroanatomy, and estrogen and higher cognitive function. Part 4 contains excellent reviews of obsessive-compulsive disorder and predicting treatment response, schizophrenia, and neurosurgical interventions for psychiatric disorders. There are beautiful diagrams and images throughout the book. The detailed index is quite helpful.
Assessment: This is an outstanding book, taken from the "Windows to the Brain" series from the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. No neuropsychiatrist should be without a copy.
- American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
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- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 9 MB
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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