Diseases of the Nervous System

Diseases of the Nervous System

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The study of the brain continues to expand at a rapid pace providing fascinating insights into the basic mechanisms underlying nervous system illnesses. New tools, ranging from genome sequencing to non-invasive imaging, and research fueled by public and private investment in biomedical research has been transformative in our understanding of nervous system diseases and has led to an explosion of published primary research articles. Diseases of the Nervous System summarizes the current state of basic and clinical knowledge for the most common neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. In a systematic progression, each chapter covers either a single disease or a group of related disorders ranging from static insults to primary and secondary progressive neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental illnesses, illnesses resulting from nervous system infection and neuropsychiatric conditions. Chapters follow a common format and are stand-alone units, each covering disease history, clinical presentation, disease mechanisms and treatment protocols. Dr. Sontheimer also includes two chapters which discuss common concepts shared among the disorders and how new findings are being translated from the bench to the bedside. In a final chapter, he explains the most commonly used neuroscience jargon. The chapters address controversial issues in current day neuroscience research including translational research, drug discovery, ethical issues, and the promises of personalized medicine. This book provides an introduction for course adoption and an introductory tutorial for students, scholars, researchers and medical professionals interested in learning the state of the art concerning our understanding and treatment of diseases of the nervous system.
Provides a focused tutorial introduction to the core diseases of the nervous systemIncludes comprehensive introductions to Stroke, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, ALS, Head and Spinal Cord Trauma, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumors, Depression, Schizophrenia and many other diseases of the nervous systemCovers more than 40 diseases from the foundational science to the best treatment protocolsIncludes discussions of translational research, drug discovery, personalized medicine, ethics, and neuroscience
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 520 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128004037
  • 9780128004036

Table of contents


Section I. Static Nervous System Diseases 1. Cerebrovascular Infarct - Stroke 2. Central Nervous System Trauma 3. Seizure Disorders and Epilepsy

Section II. Progressive Neurodegenerative Diseases 4. Aging, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease 5. Parkinson's Disease 6. Diseases of Motor Neurons and Neuromuscular Junctions 7. Huntington's Disease

Section III. Secondary Progressive Neurodegenerative Diseases 8. Multiple Sclerosis 9. Brain Tumors 10. Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System

Section IV. Developmental Neurological Conditions 11. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Section V. Neuropsychiatric Illnesses 12. Mood Disorders and Depression 13. Schizophrenia

Section VI. Common Concepts in Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Illnesses 14. Shared Mechanisms of Disease

Section VII. Bench-to-Bedside Translation 15. Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine

Section VIII. Neuroscience Jargon 16. "Neuro"-dictionary
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"... a comprehensive summary of the essentials of the most common neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The author highlights both the history and the progress in our understanding. Score: 80 - 3 Stars"--Doody's, Diseases of the Nervous System
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