This is the first book devoted to subcortical dementia. It brings together the contributions of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurochemists, and neuroanatomists to provide a comprehensive description of the dementia syndromes associated with subcortical dysfunction. The behavioral and neuropsychological alterations observed in multiple subcortical strokes, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and other disorders affecting the deep hemispheric brain are presented. The profiles of subcortical dementia recently identified in the AIDS dementia complex and multiple sclerosis are also discussed. The contrasting neuropsychological profile of subcortical dementias and cortical disorders such as Alzheimer's disease are summarized, and clinically useful means of distinguishing among dementing disorders are emphasized. The book provides practical information that will help clinicians evaluate and treat the many disorders that manifest intellectual impairment in association with subcortical disease. It also synthesizes information from a variety of clinical and basic scientific disciplines to enhance understanding of the role of subcortical structures in human cognition.
- Hardback | 279 pages
- 154.94 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
- 01 May 1990
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- halftones and line drawings throughout
Table of contents
Alan M. Mandell, & Martin L. Albert: History of subcortical dementia; Valeria B. Domesick: Subcortical anatomy: the circuitry of the striatum; Robert Y. Moore: Subcortical chemical anatomy; Christopher M. Filley, & James P. Kelly: Focal subcortical lesions; Steven J. Huber, & Edwin C. Suttlewort: Neuropsychological assessment of subcortical dementia; Susan E. Folstein, Jason Brandt, & Marshal F. Folstein: Huntington's Disease; Morris Freedman: Parkinson's Disease; A.J. Lees: Progressive supranuclear palsy (Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome); Keith D. McDaniel: Thalamic degeneration; Donald T. Stuss: Subcortical vascular dementias; Stephen M. Rao: Multiple sclerosis; Bradford A. Navia, John H. Sidtis, & Richard W. Price: The AIDS dementia complex; Daniel Her, & Jeffrey L. Cummings: Rare acquired and degenerative subcortical dementias; Deborah A. King, & Eric D. Caine: Depression; Wilfred G. Van Corp, & Michael Mahler: Subcortical features of normal aging; Jeffrey L. Cummings, & D. Frank Benson: Subcortical mechanisms and human thought.