Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias  Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders. Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment. Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms. Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management. Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing. Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts. In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric more

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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 657.71g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 10 Plates, color; 16 Halftones, black and white; 11 Line drawings, unspecified; 44 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624225
  • 9781585624225
  • 557,805

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It is well known that impaired cognition becomes more prevalent with aging and affects more than a third of those over the age of 85. Differentiating normal aging from pathological cognitive decline is of paramount significance for early intervention, developing a plan of care and guiding families. In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists address neuropsychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various clinical neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury, in a highly readable format. Drawing on the detailed coverage of diagnostic and treatment approaches in The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias is an essential and highly readable clinical management guide for busy more

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"The "Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias" edited by Drs. Weiner and Lipton offers the busy professional a concise orientation to the care of patients and families facing the challenge of dementia. This is a multi-authored text with an impressive array of expert contributors. The emphasis is pragmatic as one would expect of a clinical manual but recommendations both pharmacologic and behavioral are based on science."-- "Gary Kennedy, Professor and Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine"show more

About Myron F. Weiner

Myron F. Weiner, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.Anne M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., is a Diplomate in Neurology of the American Board of Psychiatry and more

Table of contents

Contributors IntroductionPART I: Assessment and DiagnosisChapter 1. Neuropsychiatric Assessment and DiagnosisChapter 2. Medical and Neurological Evaluation and DiagnosisChapter 3. Neuropsychological AssessmentChapter 4. NeuroimagingChapter 5. Alzheimer DiseaseChapter 6. Mild Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 7. Vascular Cognitive DisorderChapter 8. Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Other SynucleinopathiesChapter 9. Frontotemporal Dementia and Other Tauopathies Chapter 10. Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 11. Other Causes of DementiaPART II: TreatmentChapter 12. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in People With DementiaChapter 13. Pharmacological Treatment of Neuropsychiatric SymptomsChapter 14. Pharmacological Treatment of Alzheimer Disease and Mild Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 15. Supporting Family CaregiversAppendix: ResourcesIndexshow more

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