Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry

Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry

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Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as those conditions that have significant neuropsychiatric components.

With the help of this highly practical manual, clinicians are empowered to evaluate patients and treat the neuropsychiatric aspects of a host of disorders. The manual: Sets forth a concise, step-by-step approach to assessing patients, by beginning with the indications for a neuropsychological evaluation, and progressing through the patient interview, physical examination, and measures that are useful diagnostic indicators, such as psychological testing and structural and functional neuroimaging. Offers complete physiological and epidemiological information about each condition, by providing much-needed context and helping the clinician to identify the focal neurological symptoms to look for, potential contributing factors, and the course a disease is likely to follow. Covers the general neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological considerations the clinician must take into account when attempting to understand the factors that influence presenting symptoms and behavioral changes. For example, intracranial pressure can be and elusive consequence of central nervous system (CNS) tumors and has been implicated in behavior changes such as apathy and depression. Aids the clinician in making a clinical diagnosis through the precise evaluation of a patient's neurological and psychiatric signs and symptoms, through taking a careful history, and through a directed physical examination the patient. Addresses the full range of available treatment options, including psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and cognitive rehabilitation modalities. Presents an utterly up-to-date chapter on psychopharmacological treatment of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, and includes an abundance of tables that compare indications, efficacy, and side effect profiles for the full range of drugs that are likely to be prescribed.

While acknowledging the ongoing dialogue on the nature of neuropsychiatry, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry focuses on the paramount duty of the physician, whether psychiatrist or neurologist: to understand each patient's underlying disease and to ease the suffering it causes. This meticulously referenced, thoughtfully illustrated, and elegantly structured volume deserves a place in both the beginning and seasoned clinician's library.
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  • Paperback | 447 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 589.67g
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 5 Line drawings, unspecified; 33 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585624292
  • 9781585624294
  • 619,202

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Evaluating, diagnosing, and treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, syndromes, or symptoms can be complex, nuanced, and sometimes intimidating. Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry offers clinicians the comprehensive, expert guidance needed to deliver cutting-edge, effective, and compassionate patient care. New residents and veteran clinicians alike will benefit from the book's commonsense, straightforward organization and meticulously researched coverage of neuropsychiatric disorders ranging from traumatic brain injury to dementias, as well as less commonly available information on topics such as the effect of HIV-1 infection on the central nervous system.

The manual is designed to efficiently orient the reader to each condition, including epidemiology, presenting symptoms, and contributing factors. It also covers the components of the neuropsychological evaluation, indications for clinical and functional neuroimaging, and subsequent treatment options. Psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, geriatric physicians -- indeed, any mental health clinician -- will find this volume of enormous value in recognizing and appropriately treating the growing number of patients with significant neuropsychiatric conditions or symptoms. Practical, comprehensive, and exhaustively researched, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry is an indispensible resource for professionals.
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Table of contents

ContributorsChapter 1. The Neuropsychological EvaluationChapter 2. Clinical and Functional Imaging in NeuropsychiatryChapter 3. DeliriumChapter 4. Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 5. Seizure DisordersChapter 6. Cerebrovascular DisordersChapter 7. Brain TumorsChapter 8. HIV-1 Infection of the Central Nervous SystemChapter 9. Dementias Associated With Motor DysfunctionChapter 10. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementing IllnessesChapter 11. Psychopharmacological Treatments for Patients With Neuropsychiatric DisordersChapter 12. Cognitive Rehabilitation and Behavior Therapy for Patients With Neuropsychiatric DisordersIndex
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About Robert E. Hales

Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman, and the Drs. Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Presidential Chair of Neuropsychiatry of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine; and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California--Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California; Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Services in Sacramento, California; and Editor-in-Chief of American Psychiatric Publishing.
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