Behavioral Neurology

Behavioral Neurology

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This is a thorough revision of one of the landmark books in the field of neuropsychiatry. The authors, one a distinguished neurologist and the other an eminent psychiatrist, provide a clear, well-integrated account of the behavioral aspects of neurological conditions and the neurological aspects of psychiatric disorders. Earlier editions presented the view, then provocative, that disordered brain function underlies psychiatric illnesses. A more balanced view characterizes the Fourth Edition, in which the authors discuss the most recent data from the neurosciences and molecular biology, including changes in the brain induced by the environment and by emotions. There is also a valuable new clinical chapter on differentiating the etiologies of disturbed behavior. Avoiding the deluge of information in multi-authored volumes, this very readable text provides a consistent approach to the understanding and diagnosis of disturbances of behavior.
While the book is directed toward medical students, residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and psychology students (particularly those taking abnormal psychology courses), it has also been used by a wide variety of health professionals and attorneys.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 28mm | 598.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 5 line illus
  • 0195137817
  • 9780195137811
  • 2,093,726

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I would unreservedly recommend this book as an excellent introduction to behavioural neurology for medical students, trainee psychiatrists, neurologists and neuropsychologists. * Brain * This new edition of an old standard comes as does a lovely breath of fresh air into an enclosed room that has become rather crowded and somewhat musty. It is hard to believe that 30 years have passed since the first edition of this book, but we now recognize the importance of that publication as a landmark in clinical neuroscience thinking. The fact that it has now run through four editions (this text is updated from the third edition, published in 1985) attests to
the popularity of the book among behavioral neuroscience students and the continuing relevance of the book for clinical practice . . . it stands with its predecessors as one of the substantial cornerstones upholding the temple of behavioral neurology . . . * The American Journal of Psychiatry *
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Table of contents

Epilepsy and Behaviour; Violence and Neurobiology; Schizophrenia; Disorders of Cognitive Function; Movement, Mood and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders; Distinguishing Neurological from Psychiatric Symptoms; Clinical Evaluation.
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