Cognitive Rehabilitation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

by Stuart C. Yudofsky
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American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated


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Cognitive Rehabilitation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Cognitive rehabilitation is a relatively young and rapidly changing field that extends beyond the amelioration of symptoms and control of dysfunctional behavior in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Instead, it emphasizes identifying and building on patients' strengths, and ultimately facilitating the acquisition of the cognitive-behavioral skills needed to improve quality of life.

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders is a useful tool for clinicians who work with patients who have cognitive disabilities associated with neuropsychiatric conditions. A distinguished group of scientist practitioners share their up-to-date expertise on "normal" cognitive function and the concept of cognitive rehabilitation. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers a wide range of practical issues in cognitive rehabilitation.

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders presents an exceptional overview of the current knowledge about cognitive function and dysfunction, as well as the therapeutic strategies used to restore function that is lost as the result of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Delving into a new subject area, this volume aims to aid the clinician in choosing treatment options that are relevant, respectful, and effective for patients with cognitive problems resulting from CNS disorders. Environmental requirements for setting up rehabilitation programs and the uses and potential of progressive techniques such as video and computer equipment are explored. Four models that serve as frameworks for organizing and developing treatment strategies are discussed, and detailed information is provided on what is known about cognitive deficits in depression, psychiatric disorders, and social anxiety.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880485517
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patrick W. Corrigan, Psy.D., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine. He is Chief of Psychiatry Service at The Methodist Hospital and is also responsible for oversight of academic activities in psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic and Hospital, the Ben Taub General Hospital, the Houston Veterans Administration Medical Center, the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and the Texas Children's Hospital.

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Table of Contents

Cognitive Deficits and Neuropsychiatric Deficits. Models of "normal" cognitive functioning. What is cognitive rehabilitation? Psychophysiological correlates of cognitive deficits. Cognitive deficits in depression. Cognitive deficits in psychotic disorders. Cognitive assessment and treatment of social phobia. Interventions for Severe Neuropsychological Disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation for cerebrovascular accidents and Alzheimer's disease. Cognitive rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury. Cognitive rehabilitation for seizure disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation for children with traumatic brain injury. Interventions for Severe Psychiatric Disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation for schizophrenia. Integrated psychological therapy program: training in cognitive and social skills for schizophrenic patients. Cognitive rehabilitation for negative symptoms. Cognitive rehabilitation interventions for depression. Practical Issues in Cognitive Rehabilitation. The cognitive exoskeleton: environmental interventions in cognitive rehabilitation. Cognitive rehabilitation and interactive video. Index.

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Marvin I. Herz

This book is must reading for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who are unfamiliar with the importance of cognitive impairment in many psychiatric disorders. It deals with such disorders as depression, social phobia, and schizophrenia, as well as more traditional neuropsychiatric disorders. Comprehensive, well written!

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