Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology

Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Carol L. Armstrong
  • Lisa Morrow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Primary Nervous System Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph I. Tracy, Cynthia Lippincott-Stamos, Karol Osipowicz, Allison Berman
      Pages 3-16
    3. Terri Morris
      Pages 17-32
    4. Carol L. Armstrong, Cynthia J. Schmus, Jean B. Belasco
      Pages 33-56
  3. Vascular System Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Shari R. Waldstein, Carrington Rice Wendell, Megan M. Hosey, Stephen L. Seliger, Leslie I. Katzel
      Pages 69-99
    3. Sabrina E. Smith, Juliana Sanchez Bloom, Nancy Minniti
      Pages 101-121
  4. Developmental, Genetic, and Structural Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Silja Pirilä, Jaap J. van der Meere
      Pages 149-163
    3. Jeanne Townsend, Marissa Westerfield
      Pages 165-191
    4. Leonard Abbeduto, Andrea McDuffie
      Pages 193-221
    5. Michael R. Meager, Michelle Kramer, David M. Frim, Maureen A. Lacy
      Pages 223-236
    6. Gayle K. Deutsch, Robert N. Davis
      Pages 237-250
  5. Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Christine E. Whatmough
      Pages 277-295

About this book

Introduction

The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior—an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly detailed in its coverage, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is organized to give readers knowledge of the field, whether one needs to understand a clinical evaluation, design a research study, or gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and corresponding behaviors. Featuring the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher, the book handles theory, historical background, practical considerations, and controversial areas with clear explanations, clinical expertise, and real-world insight, and critiques diagnostic and assessment tools specific to disorders. The wide selection of commonly seen and rarely encountered diagnoses covered includes: • Primary nervous system disease and injury. • Vascular system disease. • Developmental, genetic, and structural disorders. • Dementia and normal aging. • Immune-related disorders. • Endocrine disease. • Metabolic conditions. • Plus a chapter on current and emerging approaches to rehabilitation. Opening out a specialty as it grows in importance, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is an essential resource for the neuropsychology clinician, researcher, or graduate student. It will be stimulating and relevant reading for years to come.

Keywords

Affective Neuroscience Asperger Assessment Cognition Cognitive Neuroscience Depression Encounter Evaluation Nervous System Neuroscience Syndrom Syndrome hyperactivity neuropsychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol L. Armstrong
    • 1
  • Lisa Morrow
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of OncologyChildren's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1364-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1363-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1364-7
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