Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy : Clinical and Research Approaches

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Almost three decades after progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) was first characterized, the first book on this disorder in now available. An authoritative resource, it provides state-of-the-art reviews of all the facets of this degenerative disease of the nervous system affecting movement, gaze, cognition, and other functions. Comprehensive chapters on clinical assessment and treatment will help clinicians achieve an earlier diagnosis of PSP and differentiate its clinical symptoms from those of other subcortical disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy. The volume will also appeal to neuropsychologists and psychiatrists interested in subcortical dementia as there are chapters on visual attention, memory and cognition, and cognitive evoked-potentials. Neuro-ophthalmologists will find the discussion of specific abnormalities in ocular motility useful. The anatomical pathology and neurochemistry of PSP are given detailed discussion in chapters whose intent is to stimulate novel approaches to the study and treatment of this devastating but fascinating disorder. This book is a must-have reference volume for clinicians and investigators interested in PSP, clinical diagnosis of degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, and the subcortical dementias.show more

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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line figures
  • 0195072294
  • 9780195072297