Fractured Minds

Fractured Minds : Case-study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology

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This text introduces clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions that convey the human dimensions of brain disease and injury. Two chapters on basic neuroanatomy, neropsychological concepts and assessment are followed by 14 chapters focusing on different disorders. Each chapter covers background theory and neuropathology before presenting a detailed case study.show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 halftones, 22 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195088131
  • 9780195088137

Table of contents

Introduction to clinical neuropsychology; the neuropsychological assessment; marooned in the moment - H.M., a case of global amnesia; out of control - the consequences and treatment of epilepsy; the breakdown of language - case studies of aphasia; a body in the mind - a case of autotopagnosia; out of mind, out of sight - a case of hemineglect; vision without knowledge - visual object agnosia and prosopagnosia; the impaired executive - a case of frontal-lobe dysfunction; beating the odds - severe head injury and the importance of ongoing rehabilitation; the unseen injury - minor closed head injury; explosions in the mind - a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage; 20 years too late - organic solvent neurotoxicity; dementia - a family tragedy; split brain, split mind? - case L.B.; a whole life with half a brain - Kate's story.show more

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"The selected cases are extremely well presented, rich in detail, and unmatched in the presentation of the human aspect of neurological diseases...The cases are well-described samples of typical syndromes, and thus contribute significantly to clinical training...[Author's] approach...is systematic, logical, and illustrates sound clinical reasoning."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Societyshow more

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