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- American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
During the past decade, we have witnessed explosive growth in the neurosciences: structural and functional brain imaging, electrophysiology and electrodiagnosis, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and neuropsychopharmacologyto name just a few.
First published 15 years ago as the only multiauthored, comprehensive textbook in the field, the fourth edition of this tremendously successful volume expands its focus on the neurosciences to encompass the great strides weve made in the basic and clinical sciences. To convey this intensified focus, the editors have added … and Clinical Neurosciences to the title of this seminal work, increasing its already impressive clinical utility and practicality by
• Featuring an expanded chapter on the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.
• Incorporating the significant advances in the data base and conceptualizations related to clinical neuropsychiatry into an extensively revised and expanded chapter on the neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium.
• Adding an ambitious new section that reflects the clinical growth in knowledge about and clinical relevance of drug-induced delirium and encephalopathies other than delirium.
• Including a timely new chapter on educational and certification issues in neuropsychiatry for anyone considering subspecialization in neuropsychiatry, reflecting the recent mainstreaming of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology subspecialties in their respective clinical disciplinesand the increasing influence of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), which not only provides vibrant support for students, clinicians, and researchers, but also defines the requisiteknowledge base and educational experience for this exciting discipline.
In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, necessitating some intentional overlap among chapters. In this volumes six main sections, youll find basic principles of neuropsychiatry (cellular biology and human electrophysiology; functional neuroanatomy; nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions), assessment (bedside and electrodiagnoses, clinical and functional imaging, epidemiology and genetics), symptomatologies (pain management, attention disorders, delirium, aphasia, impulsivity, amnesia), disorders (traumatic brain injury and brain tumors, sleep disorders, human immunodeficiency, poisons and toxins, chemical dependencies, dementia, schizophrenia, mood and affective disorders, and disorders of childhood and adolescence), treatments (pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavior therapy), and special topics (ethical/legal and educational/certification issues, anxiety disorders).
With a remarkable 85 contributorsall recognized expertsthis comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors offices).
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.75(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction. Section I: Basic Principles of Neuroscience. Cellular and molecular biology of the neuron. Human electrophysiology: Cellular mechanisms and control of wakefulness and sleep. Functional Neuroanatomy: Neuropsychological correlates of cortical and subcortical damage. Nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions in psychiatry. Section II: Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Bedside neuropsychiatry: Eliciting the clinical phenomena of neuropsychiatric illness. Electrodiagnostic techniques in neuropsychiatry. The neuropsychological evaluation. Clinical imaging in neuropsychiatry. Functional imaging in neuropsychiatry. Epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders. Section III: Neuropsychiatric Symptomatologies. Neuropsychiatric aspects of pain management. Neuropsychiatric aspects of primary headache disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of disorders of attention. Neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium. Neuropsychiatric aspects of aphasia and related disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of impulsivity and aggression. Neuropsychiatric aspects of memory and amnesia. Section IV: Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychiatric aspects of seizure disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of sleep and sleep disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of cerebrovascular disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of brain tumors. Neuropsychiatric aspects of human immunodeficiency virus infection of the central nervous system. Neuropsychiatric aspects of rheumatic diseases. Neuropsychiatric aspects of endocrine disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of poisons and toxins. Neuropsychiatric aspects ofalcohol and other chemical dependencies. Neuropsychiatric aspects of degenerative dementias associated with motor dysfunction. Neuropsychiatric aspects of Alzheimers disease and other dementing illnesses. Neuropsychiatric aspects of schizophrenia. Neuropsychiatric aspects of mood and affective disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. Section V: Neuropsychiatric Treatments. Pharmacotherapy for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders: intracellular and intercellular principles. Psychopharmacological treatment for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Section VI: Special Topics. Ethical and legal issues in neuropsychiatry. Educational and certification issues in neuropsychiatry. Anxiety disorders. Index.