Neurological Disorders

  • Perry C. Goldstein
  • Douglas F. Levinson


This chapter is concerned with the presentation and management of specific psychological and psychiatric problems related to structural brain impairment. Particular attention is devoted to the chronic psychiatric sequelae associated with cerebral damage, because patients with such problems are most frequently referred to mental health clinicians after their acute illnesses have been treated by inpatient neurology and neurosurgery services. We review here some basic principles of brain-behavior relationships and then describe common psychiatric problems associated with head injury, epilepsy, stroke, brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis, as well as approaches to the treatment of the psychiatric aspects of these disorders.


Multiple Sclerosis Temporal Lobe Stroke Patient Head Injury Multiple Sclerosis Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Perry C. Goldstein
    • 1
  • Douglas F. Levinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation PsychologyUniversity of Miami, Jackson Medical CenterMiamiUSA
  2. 2.The Medical College of Pennsylvania at EPPIPhiladelphiaUSA

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