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Casebook of Neuropsychiatry provides a fascinating tour of the critical subspecialty of neuropsychiatry, which combines neurology and psychiatry to address organic disturbances in the central nervous system that give rise to mental diseases. The book is comprised of 11 chapters, with subjects ranging from apathy to hyperkinetic states, and from depression to psychobehavioral disinhibition. The chapters are further divided into 38 cases, each of which takes the reader from clinical presentation through differential diagnosis and diagnostic workup, to current treatment options. Although the book is written in an engaging, narrative style, it has a strong, thoroughly up-to-date scientific foundation. Each case is placed in the appropriate neurobiological context, thus enhancing both the reader's clinical skills and his or her neuropsychiatric knowledge.The book's many beneficial features include:  Complete coverage of the neurological diseases and treatments, including detailed material on the behavioral affiliations of the frontal, temporal and parietal cortices; limbic system; and basal ganglia; Charts, illustrations, and imaging, which allow the reader access to all the diagnostic and medical historical documentation necessary to fully understand each case; "Key Clinical Points" provided at the end of each chapter, which focus the reader's attention on the most important facts and strategies; and Suggested readings, which afford readers the opportunity to deepen and enhance their knowledge and understanding. By grounding the field of neuropsychiatry in real-life clinical problems, the editors have created an engaging and practical volume that allows psychiatrists, neurologists, residents, and others to update their knowledge of current neuropsychiatric thinking, sharpen their diagnostic skills, and fully appreciate the nuance and substance of this rapidly growing field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 26mm | 599.99g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 7 Line drawings, unspecified; 50 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624314
  • 9781585624317
  • 420,404

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Casebook of Neuropsychiatry is comprised of 38 clinical cases based on real patient interactions that straddle the domains of neurology and psychiatry. While scientifically rigorous and grounded in neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, the cases are written in an accessible, down-to-earth style that makes them easy to relate to and understand. The book is designed to supplement comprehensive texts (such as Yudofsky's American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Fifth Edition) by providing real-world accounts of patient presentations -- such as dopamine excess in a Parkinson's patient or post-stroke depression -- that clinicians are likely to encounter. The book focuses on skills that are not typically emphasized in general psychiatric or neurological training, filling a critical gap and broadening the reader's knowledge base. The book takes the clinical presentation as the starting point, using a specific case to describe the approach, the differential diagnosis, the diagnostic workup, the neuroanatomical and neurochemical basis of psychopathology, and contemporary treatment options. By demonstrating how experienced neuropsychiatrists grapple with diagnostic dilemmas and treatment approaches, Casebook of Neuropsychiatry brings the subspecialty alive in a unique and compelling way.show more

About Trevor A. Hurwitz

Trevor A. Hurwitz, M.B.Ch.B., M.R.C.P. (UK), F.R.C.P.C., is Medical Director of the British Columbia Neuropsychiatry Program and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Warren T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsIntroductionAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Psychobehavioral DisinhibitionChapter 2. ApathyChapter 3. DepressionChapter 4. Anxiety Chapter 5. Psychosis Chapter 6. Hyperkinetic StatesChapter 7. Somatoform and Somatoform-Like DisordersChapter 8. Alterations in Consciousness Chapter 9. Memory FailureChapter 10. Intellectual Failure Chapter 11. Focal Neurobehavioral SyndromesIndexshow more

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We highly recommend the Casebook of Neuropsychiatry to clinicians wishing to improve the sophistication of their neuropsychiatric differential diagnoses. * Sheldon Benjamin, MD, Barbara Schildkrout, MD., and Margo D. Lauterbach, MD, American Journal of Psychiatry *show more

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