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In the 13 years since the publication of the second edition of Screening for Brain Impairment , there has been an explosion new knowledge regarding brain-behavior relations. The new and extensively updated third edition of this book will be a valuable resource for a broad range of medical and mental health practitioners, including general clinicians who are increasing their awareness of the potential neuropsychological aspects of their patients and medical professionals who are evaluating the possibility of cognitive and emotional correlates of medical disorders. The third edition is a valuable information resource to assist medical and mental health professionals in their neuropsychological endeavors. This is a new and extensively updated edition of the widely used text. It is authored by the top practitioners in this arena. It provides new information on screening for and assessing the emotional correlates of brain impairment. The new focus is on adult attention deficit disorder. It includes a new chapter on computerized assessment. It also includes a new chapter on developing relations with other professionals including clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists.
Virtual Reality Therapy for Anxiety Disorders explores how the latest virtual reality interventions can be used to treat patients with anxiety disorders. Virtual reality therapy enables the patient to experience a realistic, yet carefully controlled exposure to an anxiety-provoking scenario, in the therapist's own office. The authors provide discussion of virtual reality therapy for specific disorders including panic disorder and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fear of flying or driving, claustrophobia, arachnophobia, and fear of medical procedures. Tips and caveats are provided, making this book important reading for therapists interested in exploring an exciting new therapy modality.
Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS through Charitable Giving to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an elegant, noteworthy book that instructs the reader on using charitable giving strategies for loved ones with Multiple Sclerosis. While the concept is simple and the focus is narrow, the book will be of great interest to those with Multiple Sclerosis, their friends, family and loved ones. Funding the Cure tells the reader how he/she can specifically tailor charitable giving to not only accomplish tax and charitable goals, but to also achieve vital personal and human goals like protecting a grandchild living with Multiple Sclerosis, or leaving property to fund MS research. The book is written in easy to understand language and offers practical examples of charitable giving geared to the NMSS not generic tax jargon.
While damage resulting from a primary injury to the brain or spine may be unavoidable, harm from secondary processes that cause further deterioration is not. This practical, clinical resource describes the latest strategies for monitoring the brain after acute injury. With a focus on individualization of treatment, the book examines the role of various monitoring techniques in limiting disability and potentiating patient recovery during the acute phase of brain injury. International experts in diagnosis and treatment of secondary injury explain in detail the current utilization, benefits, nuances, and risks for each commercially available monitoring device as well as approaches vital to the care of brain and spine injured patients. They cover foundational strategies for neuromonitoring implementation and analysis, including proper catheter placement, duration of monitoring, and treatment thresholds that indicate the need for clinical intervention. The book also addresses multimodality monitoring and common programmatic challenges, and offers guidance on how to set up a successful multimodal monitoring protocol in the ICU. Also included is a chapter on the key role of nurses in neuromonitoring and effective bedside training for troubleshooting and proper execution of treatment protocols. Numerous illustrations provide further illumination. Key Features: Presents state-of-the-art neuromonitoring techniques and clinical protocols for assessment and treatment Emphasizes practical implementation for successful patient outcomes Written by international experts at the forefront of neurocritical care monitoring Provides a framework for practitioners who wish to individualize patient care with an emphasis upon the needs of the critically ill brain Discusses the key role of nurses in neuromonitoring and effective bedside training for management and troubleshooting of devices
Pillar of Salt introduces the controversy over recollections of childhood sexual abuse as the window onto a much broader field of ideas concerning memory, storytelling, and the psychology of women. The book moves beyond the poles of true and false memories to show how women's stories reveal layers of gendered and ambiguous meanings, spanning a wide historical, cultural, literary, and clinical landscape. The author offers the concept of transformative remembering as an alternative framework for looking back, one that makes use of fantasy in understanding the narrative truth of childhood recollections. Haaken provides an alternative reading of clinical material, showing how sexual storytelling transcends the symbolic and the real and how cultural repression of desire remains as problematic for women as the psychological legacy of trauma.
This book addresses the needs of everyone with epilepsy. It is a helpful guide to the most common questions asked by people with epilepsy, and will help the reader to work with his physician and take charge of the epilepsy! If the reader fills in the medical history section, keeps his calendar, and carries this book when he visits the doctor, it will help him to receive better care.
Simplified explanation of exam procedures such as assessment of level of consciousness, language acuity, memory, and attention Pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in assessing mental status in limited patient-contact time DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are covered to ease filling out insurance forms Findings about cognition and testing a patient's mental function Covers the refinement of testing procedures and the psychological test battery to speed up the exam Presents age-related norms, important when assessing the elderly for early dementia Reviews ways to use the exam as a screening procedure, particularly when diagnosing dementia and differentiating between organic and functional disorders
Divided into fourteen chapters, this text and full-colour atlas is a complete overview of the pathologic and clinical aspects of neurologic diseases. Clinical Neuropathology is written for practising Neurologists and Pathologists, as well as Residents and Fellows preparing for the neurology and pathology Boards. It provides information on the structural alterations of nervous system diseases along with their clinical manifestations. The first two chapters cover the process and goals of the neuropathologic exam and histological reactions particular to the nervous system. Subsequent chapters review major disease categories, with each section containing an overview of pathologic and clinical characteristics in general, a description of the gross and histologic features along with their clinical features, and data on pathogenetic mechanisms. Filled with tables to clarify major points, case histories to provide clinical correlates, and Board-type chapter review questions with answers and explanations, this text will be a valuable addition to all individual and reference libraries. Key Benefits: Almost 600 full colour illustrations. Case histories, keyed to images, provide clinical correlation with pathology. Over 90 tables summarising key points: useful for quick reference and exam preparation. End-of-chapter Board-type questions, with answers and explanations, for self-assessment and exam preparation.
Although fear plays an important role in human development, adaptation, and, ultimately, survival, fear can be disabling when it manifests itself as a phobia or an anxiety disorder. Effective treatment for fear-based disorders depends upon the basic science that informs theories about the origins of fear and about how fear is learned. This book brings together the most recent empirical developments in learning theory for understanding the etiology and treatment of fears and phobias. The editors have assembled contributions from leading scientists whose work represents the cutting edge in such areas as measurement methodology, neurobiology, cognitive processing, behavioral models, emotion regulation, and pharmacological and other clinical treatments. After a review of the history of fear learning and basic concepts and methods in fear measurement, subsequent chapters elucidate processes of acquisition and maintenance of fear, finally moving to the extinction, renewal, and reinstatement of fear. The research synthesized in this book has applicability to the entire spectrum of anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the protective covering that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Most commonly caused by a viral infection, it may also result from infection with bacteria or fungus. Bacterial meningitis is usually more severe than viral meningitis and can lead to hearing loss, learning disabilities, and brain damage. If not treated promptly, it can be deadly. This revised edition of Meningitis contains the most current information on the causes, spread, treatment, and prevention of the disease, as well as new illustrations and new case studies. Updates cover recent meningitis outbreaks, which are a persistent problem in schools and on college campuses, and a recently approved method of diagnosing meningitis more quickly.