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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  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 165.1 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 5 halftones, 22 line drawings, bibliography
  • 019508814X
  • 9780195088144

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From reviews of the first edition: "The most remarkable feature of this volume lies in the author's emphasis on bringing clinical practice back to neuropsychology. In this volume, clinical practice in neuropsychology goes beyond diagnostic evaluation. It is a discipline that sets its goals on improving the quality of life for patients and their families. It is...a book written with clarity and clinical sensitivity. Lecturers in introductory neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, or introductory psychology will find this volume a useful source for supplementary reading and a book students can enjoy." --Contemporary Psychology"The book's goal is to provide the reader with a broad picture of clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Ogden's intent is that the book will serve as an introductory text in clinical neuropsychology that will capture the attention and interest of students without actually requiring them to 'learn how to do it.' It was written primarily for university and beginning graduate students, but it will also be of interest to health professionals who work with neurological patients..." --The American Journal of Psychiatry"The selected cases are extremely well presented, rich in detail, and unmatched in the presentation of the human aspect of neurological disease. Dr. Ogden provides details of the person's premorbid history, the clinical presentations and history, medical findings, the methods of cognitive assessment, and specific test results...Her approach is systematic, logical and illustrates sound clinical reasoning. As a text, it would be a very strong supplement to a solid foundation in neuroscience." --Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society From reviews of the first edition: "The most remarkable feature of this volume lies in the author's emphasis on bringing clinical practice back to neuropsychology. In this volume, clinical practice in neuropsychology goes beyond diagnostic evaluation. It is a discipline that sets its goals on improving the quality of life for patients and their families. It is...a book written with clarity and clinical sensitivity. Lecturers in introductory neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, or introductory psychology will find this volume a useful source for supplementary reading and a book students can enjoy." --Contemporary Psychology "The book's goal is to provide the reader with a broad picture of clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Ogden's intent is that the book will serve as an introductory text in clinical neuropsychology that will capture the attention and interest of students without actually requiring them to 'learn how to do it.' It was written primarily for university and beginning graduate students, but it will also be of interest to health professionals who work with neurological patients..." --The American Journal of Psychiatry "The selected cases are extremely well presented, rich in detail, and unmatched in the presentation of the human aspect of neurological disease. Dr. Ogden provides details of the person's premorbid history, the clinical presentations and history, medical findings, the methods of cognitive assessment, and specific test results...Her approach is systematic, logical and illustrates sound clinical reasoning. As a text, it would be a very strong supplement to a solid foundation in neuroscience." --Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society From reviews of the first edition: "The most remarkable feature of this volume lies in the author's emphasis on bringing clinical practice back to neuropsychology. In this volume, clinical practice in neuropsychology goes beyond diagnostic evaluation. It is a discipline that sets its goals on improving the quality of life for patients and their families. It is...a book written with clarity and clinical sensitivity. Lecturers in introductory neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, or introductory psychology will find this volume a useful source for supplementary reading and a book students can enjoy." --Contemporary Psychology "The book's goal is to provide the reader with a broad picture of clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Ogden's intent is that the book will serve as an introductory text in clinical neuropsychology that will capture the attention and interest of students without actually requiring them to 'learn how to do it.' It was written primarily for university and beginning graduate students, but it will also be of interest to health professionals who work with neurological patients..." --The American Journal of Psychiatry "The selected cases are extremely well presented, rich in detail, and unmatched in the presentation of the human aspect of neurological disease. Dr. Ogden provides details of the person's premorbid history, the clinical presentations and history, medical findings, the methods of cognitive assessment, and specific test results...Her approach is systematic, logical and illustrates sound clinical reasoning. As a text, it would be a very strong supplement to a solid foundation in neuroscience." --Journal ofthe International Neuropsychological Society From reviews of the first edition: "The most remarkable feature of this volume lies in the author's emphasis on bringing clinical practice back to neuropsychology. In this volume, clinical practice in neuropsychology goes beyond diagnostic evaluation. It is a discipline that sets its goals onimproving the quality of life for patients and their families. It is...a book written with clarity and clinical sensitivity. Lecturers in introductory neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, or introductory psychology will find this volume a useful source for supplementary reading and a bookstudents can enjoy." --Contemporary Psychology"The book's goal is to provide the reader with a broad picture of clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Ogden's intent is that the book will serve as an introductory text in clinical neuropsychology that will capture the attention and interest of students without actually requiring them to 'learn how to doit.' It was written primarily for university and beginning graduate students, but it will also be of interest to health professionals who work with neurological patients..." --The American Journal of Psychiatry"The selected cases are extremely well presented, rich in detail, and unmatched in the presentation of the human aspect of neurological disease. Dr. Ogden provides details of the person's premorbid history, the clinical presentations and history, medical findings, the methods of cognitiveassessment, and specific test results...Her approach is systematic, logical and illustrates sound clinical reasoning. As a text, it would be a very strong supplement to a solid foundation in neuroscience." --Journal of the International NeuropsychologicalSocietyshow more

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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