Neurodegenerative Disorders

A Clinical Guide

  • Orla Hardiman
  • Colin P. Doherty
  • Marwa Elamin
  • Peter Bede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marina A. Lynch, Orla Hardiman, Marwa Elamin, Janine Kirby, Lewis P. Rowland
    Pages 1-12
  3. Parameswaran Mahadeva Iyer, Colin P. Doherty, Peter Bede
    Pages 13-27
  4. Marwa Elamin, Thomas H. Bak, Colin P. Doherty, Niall Pender, Sharon Abrahams
    Pages 29-55
  5. Damien Gallagher, Robert F. Coen, Brian A. Lawlor
    Pages 57-74
  6. Joseph Harbison, Sean P. Kennelly, Rose Anne Kenny
    Pages 75-83
  7. Diana A. Olszewska, Stanley Fahn, Richard A. Walsh, Tim Lynch
    Pages 85-115
  8. Marwa Elamin, Taha Omer, Siobhan Hutchinson, Colin P. Doherty, Thomas H. Bak
    Pages 117-143
  9. Orla Hardiman, Matthew C. Kiernan, Leonard H. van den Berg
    Pages 145-165
  10. Tom Burke, Colin P. Doherty, Walter Koroshetz, Niall Pender
    Pages 167-179
  11. Seán O’Dowd, Daniel Healy, David Bradley
    Pages 181-198
  12. Lewis P. Rowland, Peter Bede, Marwa Elamin, Orla Hardiman
    Pages 199-212
  13. Simon Mead, Peter Rudge
    Pages 213-231
  14. Joseph Trettel, Zeina Chemali, Kirk R. Daffner
    Pages 233-253
  15. Patricia McNamara, Lilia Zaporojan, Colin P. Doherty, Robert F. Coen, Colm Bergin
    Pages 255-268
  16. Lisa Costelloe, Jean Fletcher, Denise Fitzgerald
    Pages 269-287
  17. Orla Hardiman, Julie A. Kelly, Thomas H. Bak, Marwa Elamin, Dragos L. Mihaila, Pamela J. Shaw et al.
    Pages 289-303
  18. David Oliver, Sinead Maguire, Orla Hardiman, Peter Bede
    Pages 305-319
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 321-336

About this book


This new edition provides an accessible guide to the commonest neurodegenerative diseases, outlining the main clinical features, treatment options and outcomes of the conditions most frequently encountered in clinical practice.

Beginning with an overview of the general principles that underlie degeneration, and the contribution of established and new diagnostics techniques, the book goes on to describe the most common neurodegenerative conditions and, new for the second edition, also HIV dementia and multiple sclerosis. Final chapters cover important management issues including the use of palliative care strategies, biomarkers and  neuropsychology.

Written by experts in the field internationally Neurodegenerative Disorders, Second Edition is a practical guide for clinicians that will be indispensable for the management of these conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Orla Hardiman
    • 1
  • Colin P. Doherty
    • 2
  • Marwa Elamin
    • 3
  • Peter Bede
    • 4
  1. 1.Academic Unit of NeurologyTrinity Biomedical Sciences InstituteDublinIreland
  2. 2.Academic Unit of NeurologyTrinity Biomedical Sciences InstituteDublinIreland
  3. 3.Academic Unit of NeurologyTrinity Biomedical Sciences InstituteDublinIreland
  4. 4.Academic Unit of NeurologyTrinity Biomedical Sciences InstDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23308-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23309-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site