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Neuropsychiatry and behavioral neuroscience /
Jeffrey L. Cummings, Michael S. Mega.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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xi, 414 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0195138589 (alk. paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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0195138589 (alk. paper)
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4844855
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., is The Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Disease Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He is Past President of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Past President of the Behavioral Neurology Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Cummings is a prolific investigator and writer. He has authored or edited 18 books and has broad interests in neuropsychiatry and the interface of neuroscience and society Michael S. Mega, M.D., is a consultant and collaborator in the Laboratory of Neuroimaging at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests lie in neuroimaging, with a focus on the cerebral correlates of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. He is widely published on this and related themes
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. . . an important, succinct, well written and beautifully illustrated text book of neuropsychiatry . . . The book should be essential reading for neurologists with an interest in behaviour and, indeed, in how the brain works and for psychiatrists who may need reminding that, whatever we do, think and believe, our brain is vitally involved in the process.
"...it is an impressive achievement and deserves wide readership. Those who enjoyed the first classic work will not be disappointed at the modernization which has been achieved in the intervening 18 years."--M. Bodani and M.D. Kopelman in BRAIN
The book is lavishly presented with numerous tables and radiological images . . . as the author of the rival publication, it is hard not to admire this text . . . in the space of just 400 pages Cummings and Mega have crammed in an impressive amount of data . . . a beautifully presented summary of a very complicated subject.
"The book is lavishly presented with numerous tables and radiological images...it is hard not to admire this text. Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is a beautifully presented summary of a very complicated subject that does much to enlighten the reader."--The Lancet Neurology ,Vol.2, August 2003
"The book is lavishly presented with numerous tables and radiologicalimages...it is hard not to admire this text. Neuropsychiatry and BehavioralNeuroscience is a beautifully presented summary of a very complicated subjectthat does much to enlighten the reader."--The Lancet, Vol.2, August 2003
"This is an important, succint, well written and beautifully illustrated text book of neuropsychiatry." --Journal of Electrophsiological Technology
"This is an important, succint, well written and beautifully illustrated text book of neuropsychiatry." --Journal of Electrophysiological Technology
"The book is lavishly presented with numerous tables and radiological images...it is hard not to admire this text. Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is a beautifully presented summary of a very complicated subject that does much to enlighten the reader."--The Lancet Neurology , Vol.2, August 2003"...it is an impressive achievement and deserves wide readership. Those who enjoyed the first classic work will not be disappointed at the modernization which has been achieved in the intervening 18 years."--M. Bodani and M.D. Kopelman in BRAIN"This is an important, succint, well written and beautifully illustrated text book of neuropsychiatry." --Journal of Electrophysiological Technology"...it is an impressive achievement and deserves wide readership. Those who enjoyed the first classic work will not be disappointed at the modernization which has been achieved in the intervening 18 years."--M. Bodani and M.D. Kopelman in BRAIN
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Summaries
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This new edition maintains the clinical emphasis of its predecessor while reflecting the authors' effort to link the explosion of new information from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, genetics, neuropharmacology, neuropathology, and neuroimaging to the clinical descriptions.
Main Description
Comprehensive authored description of the clinical presentations, treatment, and neurological underpinnings of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Main Description
This is the long-awaited new edition of Jeffrey Cummings' classic work, Clinical Neuropsychiatry, originally published in 1985. This new title reflects the authors' effort to link the recent explosion of new information from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, genetics, neuropharmacology, neuro-pathology, and neuroimaging to the clinical descriptions. Each chapter has a consistent approach and the book as whole provides a practical, easy-to-use synthesis of clinical advice and basic science. The volume is enhanced by 4-colour images throughout.
Main Description
This is the long-awaited successor to Jeffrey Cummings' classic work, Clinical Neuropsychiatry, published in 1985. That book represented an integration of behavioral neurology and biological psychiatry into a single volume devoted to explicating brain-behavior relationships. It wasclinically oriented and intended for practitioners caring for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. The new title reflects the authors' effort to link the recent explosion of new information from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, genetics, neuropharmacology, neuropathology, and neuroimaging to theclinical descriptions. Yet the clinical emphasis of its predecessor has been maintained. Each chapter has a consistent approach and the book as whole provides a practical, easy-to-use synthesis of clinical advice and basic science. The volume is enhanced by 4-color images throughout. It isintended for students, residents, fellows, and practitioners of neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It will also be of interest to individuals in neuroimaging.
Main Description
This is the long-awaited successor to Jeffrey Cummings' classic work, Clinical Neuropsychiatry , published in 1985. That book represented an integration of behavioral neurology and biological psychiatry into a single volume devoted to explicating brain-behavior relationships. It was clinically oriented and intended for practitioners caring for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. The new title reflects the authors' effort to link the recent explosion of new information from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, genetics, neuropharmacology, neuropathology, and neuroimaging to the clinical descriptions. Yet the clinical emphasis of its predecessor has been maintained. Each chapter has a consistent approach and the book as whole provides a practical, easy-to-use synthesis of clinical advice and basic science. The volume is enhanced by 4-color images throughout. It is intended for students, residents, fellows, and practitioners of neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It will also be of interest to individuals in neuroimaging.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Neurobiological Basis of Behaviorp. 7
Neuropsychiatric Assessmentp. 24
Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disordersp. 43
Principles of Neuropsychiatryp. 61
Disorders of Speech and Languagep. 70
Memory Disordersp. 97
Visuospatial, Visuoperceptual, and Right Hemisphere Disturbancesp. 114
Frontal Lobe Dysfunctionp. 128
Dementiap. 146
Deliriump. 165
Psychosis, Delusions, and Schizophreniap. 172
Hallucinationsp. 187
Disturbances of Mood and Affectp. 200
Apathy and Other Personality Disordersp. 228
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Syndromes with Repetitive Behaviorsp. 234
Anxiety Disordersp. 244
Movement Disordersp. 253
Tics, Startle Syndromes, and Myoclonusp. 290
Catatonia, Motoric Manifestations of Psychiatric Illnesses, and Drug-Induced Motor System Disturbancesp. 301
Epilepsy and Temporal-Limbic Syndromesp. 314
Dissociative States, Multiple Personality, and Hysteriap. 333
Disturbances of Sleep, Appetite, and Sexual Behaviorp. 344
Violence and Aggressionp. 360
Developmental Neuropsychiatric Syndromesp. 371
Focal Brain Disorders and Related Conditionsp. 385
Indexp. 407
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