Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • Koho Miyoshi
  • Yasushi Morimura
  • Kiyoshi Maeda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Koho Miyoshi, Yasushi Morimura
      Pages 1-14
  3. Neuropsychiatric Syndromes

    1. Robertas Bunevičius, Arthur J. Prange Jr
      Pages 17-32
    2. James Gilleen, Kathryn Greenwood, Anthony S. David
      Pages 33-50
    3. Spyridon Papapetropoulos, Blake K. Scanlon
      Pages 51-64
    4. Michael D Kopelman
      Pages 77-92
  4. Seizure Disorders

  5. Traumatic Brain Injury

  6. Vascular and Inflammatory Disorders

    1. Moises Gaviria, Rhonda DePaul Verzal
      Pages 163-176
    2. Julian Trollor, Emmeline Agars
      Pages 177-198
  7. Neurodegenerative Disorders

About this book

Introduction

Around the world societies are facing growing aging populations with the concomitant increase in neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders are organic brain diseases with psychiatric symptoms, as in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, that cause cognitive impairment, including dementia, amnesic syndrome, and personality–behavioral changes. As a clinical science, neuropsychiatry aims to explore the complex interrelationship between behavior and brain function from a variety of perspectives, including those of psychology, neurology, and psychiatry. This concise and updated monograph comprises the latest findings in the field and includes chapters on delusional symptoms, mood disorders and neurotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, behavioral and personality changes, and recently, cerebral alterations revealed in PTSD patients and in endogenous psychoses through neuroimaging and neuropathology. These findings will certainly widen the realm of neuropsychiatry going forward and will prove of great value to specialists as well as to academics and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and clinical genetics. Ultimately, neuropsychiatry aims to prevent and reduce the suffering of individuals with the psychiatric symptoms of cerebral disorders.

Keywords

Alzheimer Parkinson Syndrom alzheimer's disease brain brain injury dementia genetics mood disorder neurology psychiatric disorder psychiatry syndromes trauma traumatic brain injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Koho Miyoshi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yasushi Morimura
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Maeda
    • 3
  1. 1.Jinmeikai Research Institute for Mental HealthNishinomiyaJapan
  2. 2.Ohmura HospitalMikiJapan
  3. 3.Department of Occupational TherapyKobe Gakuin University School of RehabilitationNishi-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-53871-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-53870-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-53871-4
  • About this book