Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Introduction

[Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology]

Clinical neuropsychology is a rapidly evolving specialty whose practitioners serve patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke and other vascular impairments, brain tumors, epilepsy and nonepileptic seizure disorders, developmental disabilities, progressive neurological disorders, HIV- and AIDS-related disorders, and dementia. . Services include evaluation, treatment, and case consultation in child, adult, and the expanding geriatric population in medical and community settings. The clinical goal always is to restore and maximize cognitive and psychological functioning in an injured or compromised brain.

Most neuropsychology reference books focus primarily on assessment and diagnosis, and to date none has been encyclopedic in format. Clinicians, patients, and family members recognize that evaluation and diagnosis is only a starting point for the treatment and recovery process. During the past decade there has been a proliferation of programs, both hospital- and clinic-based, that provide rehabilitation, treatment, and treatment planning services. This encyclopedia will serve as a unified, comprehensive reference for professionals involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, and rehabilitation of adult patients and children with neuropsychological disorders.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey S. Kreutzer
    • 1
  • John DeLuca
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bruce Caplan
    • 4
  1. 1.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Kessler Foundation Research CenterWest OrangeUSA
  3. 3.Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology and NeuroscienceUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical SchoolNew JerseyUSA
  4. 4.Independent PracticeWynnewoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79947-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79948-3
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Number Of Entries 4053
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