Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology

Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology
Author: Carol L. Armstrong,Lisa Morrow
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2010-08-09
ISBN: 9781441913647
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

This handbook celebrates the abundantly productive interaction of neuropsychology and medicine. This interaction can be found in both clinical settings and research l- oratories, often between research teams and clinical practitioners. It accounts for the rapidity with which awareness and understanding of the neuropsychological com- nents of many common medical disorders have recently advanced. The introduction of neuropsychology into practice and research involving conditions without obvious neurological components follows older and eminently successful models of integrated care and treatment of the classical brain disorders. In the last 50 years, with the growing understanding of neurological disorders, neuropsychologists and medical specialists in clinics, at bedside, and in laboratories together have contributed to important clinical and scienti c advances in the und- standing of the common pathological conditions of the brain: stroke, trauma, epilepsy, certain movement disorders, tumor, toxic conditions (mostly alcohol-related), and degenerative brain diseases. It is not surprising that these seven pathological con- tions were the rst to receive attention from neuropsychologists as their behavioral symptoms can be both prominent and debilitating, often with serious social and economic consequences.

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Author: Andrew Steptoe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1074
Release: 2010-09-27
ISBN: 9780387094885
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine Book Excerpt:

Behavioral medicine emerged in the 1970s as the interdisciplinary field concerned with the integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Recent years have witnessed an enormous diversification of behavioral medicine, with new sciences (such as genetics, life course epidemiology) and new technologies (such as neuroimaging) coming into play. This book brings together such new developments by providing an up-to-date compendium of methods and applications drawn from the broad range of behavioral medicine research and practice. The book is divided into 10 sections that address key fields in behavioral medicine. Each section begins with one or two methodological or conceptual chapters, followed by contributions that address substantive topics within that field. Major health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV/AIDs, and obesity are explored from multiple perspectives. The aim is to present behavioral medicine as an integrative discipline, involving diverse methodologies and paradigms that converge on health and well being.

Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline

Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline
Author: Holly A. Tuokko,Colette M. Smart
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1462535399
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline Book Excerpt:

Presenting best practices for assessment and intervention with older adults experiencing cognitive decline, this book draws on cutting-edge research and extensive clinical experience. The authors' integrative approach skillfully interweaves neuropsychological and developmental knowledge. The volume provides guidelines for evaluating and differentiating among normal aging, subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and different types of dementia. It identifies risk and protective factors that may influence an individual's trajectory and describes how to create a sound case conceptualization. Evidence-based strategies for pharmacological, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological intervention with patients and their caregivers are illustrated with vivid case examples.ÿ ÿ

Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health

Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health
Author: Joachim P Sturmberg,Carmel Martin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 954
Release: 2013-01-09
ISBN: 1461449987
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to health care as a complex adaptive system, a system that feeds back on itself. The first section introduces systems and complexity theory from a science, historical, epistemological, and technical perspective, describing the principles and mathematics. Subsequent sections build on the health applications of systems science theory, from human physiology to medical decision making, population health and health services research. The aim of the book is to introduce and expand on important population health issues from a systems and complexity perspective, highlight current research developments and their implications for health care delivery, consider their ethical implications, and to suggest directions for and potential pitfalls in the future.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychological Assessment
Author: Muriel Deutsch Lezak,Diane B. Howieson,Erin D. Bigler,Daniel Tranel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 0190240806
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

Now in its Fifth Edition, Neuropsychological Assessment reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. This is the 35th anniversary of the landmark first edition. As with previous editions, this edition provides a comprehensive coverage of the field of adult clinical neuropsychology in a single source. By virtue of the authors' clinical and research specializations, this book provides a broad-based and in-depth coverage of current neuroscience research and clinical neuropsychology practice. While the new edition is updated to include new features and topics, it remains true to the highly-regarded previous editions. Methods for obtaining optimum data are given in the form of hypothesis-testing techniques, clinical tips, and clinical examples. In the seven years since the previous edition, many advancements have been made in techniques for examining brain function and in our knowledge about brain-behavior relationships. For example, a surge of functional imaging data has emerged and new structural imaging techniques have provided exquisite detail about brain structure. For the first time, this edition includes examples of these advancements, many in stunning color. This edition also includes new tools for clinicians such as a neuroimaging primer and a comparison table of the neuropsychological features of progressive dementias. The chapters on assessment procedures include discussion of issues related to test selection and reviews of recently published as well as older test batteries used in general neuropsychological assessment, plus newly developed batteries for specific issues.

The Neurology of AIDS

The Neurology of AIDS
Author: Howard E. Gendelman, MD,Igor Grant, MD,Ian Paul Everall, MD, PhD,Howard S. Fox, MD, PhD,Harris A. Gelbard, MD, PhD,Stuart A. Lipton, MD, PhD,Susan Swindells, MBBS
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN: 0199875553
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurology of AIDS Book Excerpt:

From basic science to clinical care, to epidemiological disease patters, The Neurology of AIDS is the only complete textbook available on AIDS neurology and the only one comprehensive enough to stand alone in each segment of study in brain disorders affected by the human immunodeficiency virus. It is an indispensable resource for students, resident physicians, practicing physicians, and for researchers and experts in the HIV/AIDS field. Oxford Clinical Neuroscience is a comprehensive, cross-searchable collection of resources offering quick and easy access to eleven of Oxford University Press's prestigious neuroscience texts. Joining Oxford Medicine Online these resources offer students, specialists and clinical researchers the best quality content in an easy-to-access format.

The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: John Marshall
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN: 0191625787
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

The past 30 years have seen the field of clinical neuropsychology grow to become an influential discipline within mainstream clinical psychology and an established component of most professional courses. It remains one of the fastest growing specialities within mainstream clinical psychology, neurology, and the psychiatric disciplines. Substantially updated to take account of these rapid developments, the new edition of this successful handbook provides a practical guide for those interested in the professional application of neuropsychological approaches and techniques in clinical practice. With chapters by leading specialists, it demonstrates the contribution that neuropsychological approaches can make to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of brain disorders, as well as addressing the special considerations when treating children and the elderly. As before, the book is divided into 10 sections, covering everything from methodological and conceptual issues, developmental and paediatric neuropsychology, funcional neuroanatomy, and the historical context. Throughout, the content draws on contemporary neuroscientific techniques, focusing on the methods of functional imaging, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and cognitive rehabilitation. It also provides background information on laboratory and research techniques, as well as covering relevant neurology and psychiatry. The book will be essential for trainee neuropsychologists, students and teachers in the clinical and cognitive neurosciences/psychology, neurobiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists.

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Blessen C. Eapen,David X. Cifu
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-01-24
ISBN: 0323544576
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Covering the full spectrum of rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury, this practical reference by Drs. Blessen C. Eapen and David X. Cifu presents best practices and considerations for numerous patient populations and their unique needs. In an easy-to-read, concise format, it covers the key information you need to guide your treatment plans and help patients relearn critical life skills and regain their independence. Covers neuroimaging, neurosurgical and critical care management, management of associated complications after TBI, pharmacotherapy, pain management, sports concussion, assistive technologies, and preparing patients for community reintegration. Discusses special populations, including pediatric, geriatric, and military and veteran patients. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this challenging and diverse area into one convenient resource.

Executive Functioning

Executive Functioning
Author: Yana Suchy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-02
ISBN: 0190466243
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Executive Functioning Book Excerpt:

Executive Functioning: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinical Practice is the first book to offer an in-depth, comprehensive, and clinically applicable analysis of executive functioning (EF), as contrasted with "frontal-lobe functioning." Throughout the book, care is taken to stay true to the EF construct, and to use function, not structure, as the organizing framework. The book is organized into four parts. The first part provides a brief overview of historical, theoretical, and clinical influences on how the construct has been conceptualized, studied, and ultimately defined. Part II describes five subdomains of EF, including Executive Cognitive Functions, Meta-tasking, Response Selection, Initiation/Maintenance, and Social Cognition. For each subdomain, the book reviews contributing elemental neurocognitive processes, neuroanatomic underpinnings, the utility of the subdomain in execution of daily tasks, as well as associated clinical syndromes. For each syndrome, cognitive and personality changes in daily life, as well as presentation during neuropsychological assessment, are described, and typical clinical populations characterized by each syndrome are briefly reviewed. Part III describes assessment methods, addressing both challenges and solutions in the neuropsychological evaluations of EF. An integration of information across record review, clinical interview, behavioral observation, and standardized assessment is advocated, as is consideration of assessment results within the contextual complexities of a given patient. Lastly, Part IV provides an overview of populations that are characterized by deficiencies in EF, with a chapter each devoted to neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric disorders, as well as acquired brain insults and medical conditions.

Psychosocial Care for People with Diabetes

Psychosocial Care for People with Diabetes
Author: Deborah Young-Hyman,Mark Peyrot
Publsiher: American Diabetes Association
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN: 1580404391
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychosocial Care for People with Diabetes Book Excerpt:

Psychosocial Care for People with Diabetes describes the major psychosocial issues which impact living with and self-management of diabetes and its related diseases, and provides treatment recommendations based on proven interventions and expert opinion. The book is comprehensive and provides the practitioner with guidelines to access and prescribe treatment for psychosocial problems commonly associated with living with diabetes.

Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation

Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation
Author: Sarah A. Raskin
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2011-08-08
ISBN: 1609181395
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Brain plasticity is the focus of a growing body of research with significant implications for neurorehabilitation. This state-of-the-art volume explores ways in which brain-injured individuals may be helped not only to compensate for their loss of cognitive abilities, but also possibly to restore those abilities. Expert contributors examine the extent to which damaged cortical regions can actually recover and resume previous functions, as well as how intact regions are recruited to take on tasks once mediated by the damaged region. Evidence-based rehabilitation approaches are reviewed for a range of impairments and clinical populations, including both children and adults.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 30 2010

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 30  2010
Author: Keith Whitfield, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 9780826106148
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 30 2010 Book Excerpt:

A must-have professional reference for researchers and educators in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, genetics, medicine, and the biological sciences, this issue of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics discusses how complex biological, behavioral, and social systems interact to create and impact health. This knowledge is essential to maintaining positive health outcomes over the life span and across a variety of populations and settings. With contributions by leading world scientists, this trusted annual volume reviews the current literature and presents examples of how biological factors underlie behavioral factors to impact health in later life. It also offers methods for examining these complex systems of biology and behavior, and explores how social scientists use this information in their research. Key Topics: Genetic and environmental contributions to Alzheimer's disease and age-associated memory changes Vascular depression, including cardiovascular implications for mental health The impact of spirituality on health Family comorbidity and the family context as a source of health Stress and coping Exercise and oxidative damage

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Cheryl Klaiman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1119075459
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders Adaptive behavior assessment measures independent living skills, including communication, social skills, personal care, and practical work skills. For individuals with intellectual disabilities, evaluation of these skills is a critical tool for measuring eligibility and can identify specific skills that must be learned before effective educational interventions can be implemented. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders describes the role of adaptive behavior in assessment and treatment, and provides clear guidance for measurement. Case samples provide real-world illustration of behaviors and assessment, and systematic comparison of various measures are presented and explained to better inform planning. Individual chapters outline specific adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, giving clinicians, practitioners, students, and researchers a better understanding of diagnostic differentials and how to place independent skill programming in treatment and intervention. Plan intervention and treatment based on accessible measurement guidelines across a range of disorders Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive functioning specific to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and genetic disorders Compare and contrast current measures to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of overlap Quickly locate essential information with Rapid Reference and Caution boxes For individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, adaptive behaviors are the keys to independence; without them, these individuals will perpetually struggle with achieving optimum independence without the basic skills needed to function at home, in school, and in the community. Assessment allows these skills to be factored in to treatment and intervention planning, and can help improve the outcomes of other intervention methods. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders clarifies the assessment of these important behaviors, helping clinicians make more informed decisions around diagnosis, education, and treatment planning.

Assessing Impairment

Assessing Impairment
Author: Sam Goldstein,Jack A. Naglieri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 1489979964
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Impairment Book Excerpt:

This Second Edition of the book expands on the in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of impairment presented in the original volume. It explores the complex relationships between disabling conditions and impairment, with new data and insights on assessment and potential avenues for treatment. Original and revised chapters critique current models of impairment and offers an integrated model rooted in the contexts of medical, mental health, and cognitive challenges in disability. Leading scholars and clinicians provide updated evidence for a much-needed reconceptualization of impairment within the context of diagnosis and disability. This contextual approach to assessment – a wide-ranging quality-of life perspective – goes beyond symptom counting, resulting in more accurate diagnosis, targeted interventions, and improved patient functioning. Topics featured in this book include: The role of family and cross-setting supports in reducing impairment. Relationships between adaptive behavior and impairment. Legal conceptions of impairment and its implications for the assessment of psychiatric disabilities. Impairment in parenting. The Neuropsychological Impairment Scale (NIS). The Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (BFIS). The Rating Scale of Impairment (RSI). Treatment integrity in interventions for children diagnosed with DSM-5 disorders. Assessing Impairment, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology as well as child and adolescent psychiatry, educational psychology, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, social work, and pediatrics.

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment
Author: Marcia J. Scherer
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 0826106455
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment Book Excerpt:

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Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice

Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice
Author: Andy Lock,Tom Strong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN: 0199592756
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice Book Excerpt:

Psychotherapy is inherently discursive, yet, only recently, has the role that discourse plays in therapy been recognized as a focus in itself for analysis and intervention. Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice presents a overview of discursive perspectives in therapy, along with an account of their philosophical underpinnings.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry Sixth Edition

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry  Sixth Edition
Author: Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A,Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.,Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 1473
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1585624446
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry Sixth Edition Book Excerpt:

The new sixth edition -- the only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate all the new DSM-5(R) criteria -- provides the most up-to-date, authoritative, insightful foundational text in the field. Its contributors include authors of the definitive texts in their areas of specialization.

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 0128051787
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities Book Excerpt:

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities provides an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, and syndromes, etc. of developmental disabilities. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Provides the most recent scholarly research in the study of developmental disabilities A vast range of perspectives is offered, with many topics covered Presents an excellent resource for academic researchers

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine
Author: Jean-Pierre Michel,Jeremy D. Walston
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1432
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 0198701594
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine Book Excerpt:

Over the past two decades there has been a marked change in global age demographics, with the number of over-60s increasing by 82% and the number of centenarians by 715%. This new-found longevity is testament to the success of recent advances in medicine, but poses significant challenges to multiple areas of health care concerning older patients. Building upon its predecessor's reputation as the definitive resource on the subject, this new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine offers a comprehensive and multinational examination of the field. Fully revised to reflect the current state of geriatric medicine, it examines the medical and scientific basis of clinical issues, as well as the ethical, legal, and socio-economic concerns for healthcare policy and systems. Over 170 chapters are broken up into 16 key sections, covering topics ranging from policy and key concepts through to infection, cancer, palliative medicine, and healthy ageing. New material includes focus on the evolving concepts of malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty, and related geriatric syndromes and integration of geriatric principles from public health, primary and specialized care, and transitional stages from home to emergency, medicine and surgery, rehabilitation, and long term care. The Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine brings together specialists from across the globe to provide every physician involved in the care of older patients with a comprehensive resource on all the clinical problems they are likely to encounter, as well as on related psychological, philosophical, and social issues.

Military Injury Biomechanics

Military Injury Biomechanics
Author: Melanie Franklyn,Peter Vee Sin Lee
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN: 1498742831
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Injury Biomechanics Book Excerpt:

Military Injury Biomechanics: The Cause and Prevention of Impact Injuries is a reference manual where information and data from a large number of sources, focussing on injuries related to military events, has been critically reviewed and discussed. The book covers the cause and prevention of impact injuries to all the major body regions, while topics such as the historical background of military impact biomechanics, the history and use of anthropomorphic test devices for military applications and the medical management of injuries are also discussed. An international team of experts have been brought together to examine and review the topics. The book is intended for researchers, postgraduate students and others working or studying defence and impact injuries.