Released on 2016-08-19Categories Psychology

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Author: William B. Barr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493939777

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

View: 945

Once feared and misunderstood even among the medical community, epilepsy has since largely been demystified. Besides the characteristic seizures, various cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties are recognized as associated with the condition, and patients are finding relief in medical management and/or surgical intervention. Not surprisingly, neuropsychology has emerged as a major component in treatment planning, program development, and assessment of surgical candidates. Geared toward beginning as well as veteran clinicians, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy offers readers a skills-based framework for assessment and treatment, using current evidence and standardized terminology. Expert coverage reviews widely-used methods for evaluating key aspects of patient functioning (MRI, MEG, electrocortical mapping, the Wada test), and presents guidelines for psychotherapeutic and cognitive remediation strategies in treating comorbid psychiatric conditions. Given the diversity of the patient population, additional chapters spotlight issues specific to subgroups including high- and low-functioning as well as geriatric and pediatric patients. This integrative hands-on approach benefits a range of practitioners across medical and neurological settings. Topics featured in the Handbook: Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan. Evaluating the epilepsy surgical candidate: methods and procedures. The Wada test: current perspectives and applications. Assessing psychiatric and personality disorders in the epilepsy patient. Evaluation and management of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks. Neuropsychological assessment with culturally diverse patients. Practical and flexible in its coverage, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy serves not only neuropsychologists and neurologists but also primary care physicians such as internists, family physicians, and pediatricians.
Released on 2014-12-02Categories Psychology

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Author: William B. Barr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387928265

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

View: 957

Once feared and misunderstood even among the medical community, epilepsy has since largely been demystified. Besides the characteristic seizures, various cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties are recognized as associated with the condition, and patients are finding relief in medical management and/or surgical intervention. Not surprisingly, neuropsychology has emerged as a major component in treatment planning, program development, and assessment of surgical candidates. Geared toward beginning as well as veteran clinicians, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy offers readers a skills-based framework for assessment and treatment, using current evidence and standardized terminology. Expert coverage reviews widely-used methods for evaluating key aspects of patient functioning (MRI, MEG, electrocortical mapping, the Wada test), and presents guidelines for psychotherapeutic and cognitive remediation strategies in treating comorbid psychiatric conditions. Given the diversity of the patient population, additional chapters spotlight issues specific to subgroups including high- and low-functioning as well as geriatric and pediatric patients. This integrative hands-on approach benefits a range of practitioners across medical and neurological settings. Topics featured in the Handbook: Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan. Evaluating the epilepsy surgical candidate: methods and procedures. The Wada test: current perspectives and applications. Assessing psychiatric and personality disorders in the epilepsy patient. Evaluation and management of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks. Neuropsychological assessment with culturally diverse patients. Practical and flexible in its coverage, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy serves not only neuropsychologists and neurologists but also primary care physicians such as internists, family physicians, and pediatricians.
Released on 2012-09-14Categories Psychology

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia

Author: Lisa D. Ravdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461431060

Category: Psychology

Page: 527

View: 632

With the aging of the baby boomers and medical advances that promote longevity, older adults are rapidly becoming the fastest growing segment of the population. As the population ages, so does the incidence of age related disorders. Many predict that 15% - 20% of the baby-boomer generation will develop some form of cognitive decline over the course of their lifetime, with estimates escalating to up to 50% in those achieving advanced age. Although much attention has been directed at Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, it is estimated that nearly one third of those cases of cognitive decline result from other neuropathological mechanisms. In fact, many patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease likely have co-morbid disorders that can also influence cognition (i.e., vascular cognitive impairment), suggesting mixed dementias are grossly under diagnosed. The Clinical Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia is a unique work that provides clinicians with expert guidance and a hands-on approach to neuropsychological practice with older adults. The book will be divided into two sections, the first addressing special considerations for the evaluation of older adults, and the second half focusing on common referral questions likely to be encountered when working with this age group. The authors of the chapters are experts and are recognized by their peers as opinion leaders in their chosen chapter topics. The field of neuropsychology has played a critical role in developing methods for early identification of late life cognitive disorders as well as the differential diagnosis of dementia. Neuropsychological assessment provides valuable clinical information regarding the nature and severity of cognitive symptoms associated with dementia. Each chapter will reinforce the notion that neuropsychological measures provide the clinician with sensitive tools to differentiate normal age-related cognitive decline from disease-associated impairment, aid in differential diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction in older adults, as well as identify cognitive deficits most likely to translate into functional impairments in everyday life.
Released on 2013-11-11Categories Psychology

Handbook of Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology

Handbook of Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology

Author: Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461542193

Category: Psychology

Page: 375

View: 646

Historically, relatively few investigations in neuropsychology have been sensitive to the analysis of cultural variables. This handbook will assist the neuropsychologist interested in cultural competence and help increase understanding of the link between cultural competence in assessment and intervention and good treatment outcomes. The handbook authors provide an in-depth discussion of the current status of multicultural training in neuropsychology; specific information on diverse groups (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), assessment instruments, and clinical populations (HIV infected, seizure disorders, brain injuries); and unique analysis of immigration patterns, forensics, and psychopharmacology. This volume is the first to summarize the cultural data available in neuropsychology. A valuable resource for clinical neuropsychologists, school psychologists and rehabilitation professionals.
Released on 2013-06-29Categories Medical

The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Author: Thomas L. Bennett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489923509

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 574

This was an exciting project to work on, and I attempted to obtain a broad sampling of current research on the neuropsychology of epilepsy. Because the emphasis of the book takes a neuropsychological perspective on epilepsy, the coverage is not redundant with previous texts on this topic. The book is organized around three themes, although individual chapters certainly often extend beyond the part in which they are located. The three major topics are the nature of epilepsy, cognitive and emotional consequences of epilepsy, and treatment approaches to epilepsy and outcome. In Part I, following a historical overview of epilepsy in Chapter 1 by Sandra D. Haynes and me, Gerald C. McIntosh presents a conceptualization of the epilepsies from a neurologist's perspective. The characteristics of seizure types are discussed, and the etiology of secondary epilepsies is described. Epileptic syndromes are considered. McIntosh outlines clinical seizure patterns associated with seizures originating from different cortical regions.
Released on 1994-06-30Categories Medical

Practitioner’s Guide to Clinical Neuropsychology

Practitioner’s Guide to Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: Robert M. Anderson Jr.

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306446162

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 927

The author has written an easily accessible summary of neuropsychological tests, neuropsychiatric disorders, and the relationships of test performance to disorder and treatment strategy. This ready reference provides neuropsychologists with an understanding of the medical context within which neuropsychological evaluation and psychosocial therapy takes place.
Released on 2013-12-19Categories Science

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Author: Cecil R. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489968074

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 639

The past decade has brought important advances in our understanding of the brain, particularly its influence on the behavior, emotions, and personality of children and adolescents. In the tradition of its predecessors, the third edition of the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology enhances this understanding by emphasizing current best practice, up-to-date science, and emerging theoretical trends for a comprehensive review of the field. Along with the Handbook’s impressive coverage of normal development, pathology, and professional issues, brand-new chapters highlight critical topics in assessment, diagnostic, and treatment, including, The role and prevalence of brain dysfunction in ADHD, conduct disorder, the autistic spectrum, and other childhood disorders; The neuropsychology of learning disabilities; Assessment of Spanish-speaking children and youth; Using the PASS (planning, attention, simultaneous, successive) theory in neurological assessment; Forensic child neuropsychology; Interventions for pediatric coma. With singular range, timeliness, and clarity, the newly updated Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology reflects and addresses the ongoing concerns of practitioners as diverse as neuropsychologists, neurologists, clinical psychologists, pediatricians, and physical and speech-language therapists.
Released on 2019-09-06Categories Psychology

Clinical Neuropsychology and the Psychological Care of Persons with Brain Disorders

Clinical Neuropsychology and the Psychological Care of Persons with Brain Disorders

Author: George P. Prigatano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190645946

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 752

The administration of psychological care to persons with brain disorders requires a series of skills that integrate the knowledge of clinical neuropsychology with developmental psychology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation, and the study of the humanities. In Clinical Neuropsychology and the Psychological Care of Persons with Brain Disorders, Dr. Prigatano describes his approach to this complex topic. He reviews some of the defining characteristics of human nature, and blends that discussion with an understanding of how the brain normally develops and declines with age. The psychological struggles of people at each stage of development are further described as different brain disorders occur at different times in development.
Released on 2010-08-13Categories Psychology

Handbook of School Neuropsychology

Handbook of School Neuropsychology

Author: Rik Carl D'Amato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471724957

Category: Psychology

Page: 1000

View: 778

"The book is a wonderful and much-needed addition to the corpus ofscientifically based literature on learning and learningdisabilities, especially reading disability." --Sally E. Shaywitz, MD Co-Director, Yale Center for the Study ofLearning and Attention and author of Overcoming Dyslexia A comprehensive reference on the theory and practice ofevidence-based school neuropsychology As new studies reveal disorders once thought behavioral orfunctional to be neurobiological or neurochemical in nature,clinical child neuropsychology has developed as an importantdiscipline for understanding and treating a variety of child andadolescent disorders. With neuropsychological assessment morewidely used in school settings than ever before, schoolpsychologists require greater knowledge of both the discipline andits application in a school environment. Bridging theory and practice, the Handbook of SchoolNeuropsychology provides critical information on neuroanatomy,assessment, and practical, evidence-based interventions for avariety of childhood neuropsychological difficulties anddisabilities. Featuring contributions from leading experts, thisgroundbreaking resource covers all aspects of schoolneuropsychology, from training and credentialing, assessment, andintervention to understanding and serving students with specificdisorders or diseases. This hands-on resource also features an appendix filled with usefultools, including a comprehensive neuropsychological questionnaire,sample neuropsychological evaluations, a list of associations, aswell as sample neuropsychologically based IEPs. The text presents the material in five sections, covering: * Foundations of school neuropsychological practice * Development, structure, and functioning of the brain * Neuropsychological assessment for intervention * Understanding and serving learners with diseases and disordersand from special populations * Neuropsychological interventions in schools The most comprehensive reference on the theory and practice ofschool neuropsychology, the Handbook of School Neuropsychology isan indispensable tool for school and child psychologists, specialeducation professionals, and students in both fields.
Released on 2013-09-24Categories Medical

Child Neuropsychology

Child Neuropsychology

Author: John E. Obrzut

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483257402

Category: Medical

Page: 342

View: 935

Child Neuropsychology, Volume 2: Clinical Practice attempts to bridge the gap between neurodevelopmental theory and clinical practice with a pediatric population. The focus is on some of the more common neuropsychological disorders encountered in children, along with neuropsychological evaluation, intervention, and treatment. Comprised of 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of issues and perspectives in clinical child neuropsychology, followed by a discussion on neurodevelopmental learning disorders in children. The neuropsychological basis of psychiatric disorders in children are then examined, together with epilepsy and closed-head injury as well as different approaches and issues relevant to neuropsychological evaluation of children. Subsequent chapters deal with the importance of soft signs and neuropsychological screening; neuropsychological assessment of children; actuarial and clinical assessment practices; and intervention and treatment. The book also presents an overview of how one might conceptualize and integrate differential diagnosis of neurodevelopmental learning disabilities with appropriate curriculum-based intervention strategies. The final chapter considers the broader applications of behavioral neuropsychology. This book is relevant to clinical child or pediatric neuropsychologists, child or school psychologists, physicians interested in pediatric neuropsychological disorders, and other professionals who provide services to children with neurologically based disorders. It may also serve as a reference for audiologists, speech and language therapists, or educators.
Released on 1998-01-31Categories Medical

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology

Author: Gerald Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030645646X

Category: Medical

Page: 524

View: 240

This practical volume covers all aspects of the neuropsychological assessment of children, adults, and the elderly. Three sections deal with-developmental considerations-the various neurobehavioral disorders-and specialized assessment of individual cognitive functions, including abstraction, memory, language, spatial perception, and motor skills. Two noteworthy chapters discuss neuropsychiatric disorders and assessment methods used in behavioral neurology. This interdisciplinary book addresses not only the needs of neuropsychologists but also those of other psychologists and rehabilitation specialists as well.