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Making the connection between brain and behavior : coping with Parkinson's disease /
Joseph H. Friedman.
imprint
New York, NY : Demos Health, c2008.
description
xix, 193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1932603425 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781932603422 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Demos Health, c2008.
isbn
1932603425 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781932603422 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Overview -- Personality -- Fatigue -- Apathy -- Depression -- Anxiety -- Dementia -- Hallucinations -- Delusions -- Confusion and delirium -- Compulsive behavior -- Sleep -- Surgery for Parkinson's disease -- Driving -- Caregivers and family -- Why you should not go to the emergency department (and why you should!).
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8042720
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joseph H. Friedman, MD, is Clinical Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University
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Summaries
Long Description
""Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive disease that affects as many as one million people in the United States alone. Although many patients and families are aware of the physical challenges that accompany ParkinsonÇ Ùs disease, few are prepared to deal with the common behavioral issues that impact their quality of life. Behavior problems in PD are not always catastrophic, but they are common. It is estimated that 65-90% of PD patients experience some level of depression, anxiety, dementia, hallucinations, paranoid delusions, sleep disorders, and other behavioral disorders that affect everyone involved. Written in easy-to-read language, Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior is the only book that focuses entirely on an area that many doctors overlook, an area that often causes the most problems and can be the most treatable. The self-contained chapters will help readers understand, address, and cope with common behavioral issues, as well as provide guidance on ways to communicate with the healthcare team. Special Features Include: * A focus on a wide variety of behavioral conditions from sleep disorders to dementia * Special chapters on PD medication and the side effects that can lead to behavioral problems * Easy to read self-contained chapters so patients can read only the desired sections * Vignettes to illustrate the problems under discussion * Written in layman terms to help readers understand and cope with behavioral issues Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior: Coping with Parkinson's Disease is a wonderful resource for patients, caregivers, family members, wanting to improve their quality of life, and healthcare professionals looking for a tool to help their patients open up about the challenges they are facing.""
Main Description
When people think about Parkinson's disease they usually picture tremor, shuffling, and other physical changes. But as many as 90% of all Parkinson's patients also live with behavioral symptoms, which few families are prepared to handle. If you or your loved one have PD and are experiencing depression, anxiety, hallucinations, disrupted sleep, or other unexplained behavioral changes, you need Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior. Written by Dr. Joseph H. Friedman, a leading expert on Parkinson's, this is the only book that focuses entirely on the behavioral changes associated with PD that create the most stressful problems for loved ones and family members. The self-contained chapters will help you understand and cope with these issues, as well as provide guidance on ways to communicate with your healthcare team. Book jacket.
Main Description
""Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive disease that affects as many as one million people in the United States alone. Although many patients and families are aware of the physical challenges that accompany Parkinson s disease, few are prepared to deal with the common behavioral issues that impact their quality of life. Behavior problems in PD are not always catastrophic, but they are common. It is estimated that 65-90% of PD patients experience some level of depression, anxiety, dementia, hallucinations, paranoid delusions, sleep disorders, and other behavioral disorders that affect everyone involved. Written in easy-to-read language, Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior is the only book that focuses entirely on an area that many doctors overlook, an area that often causes the most problems and can be the most treatable. The self-contained chapters will help readers understand, address, and cope with common behavioral issues, as well as provide guidance on ways to communicate with the healthcare team.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Prologue: No More Nagging!p. xvii
Overviewp. 1
Personalityp. 7
Fatiguep. 18
Apathyp. 35
Depressionp. 46
Anxietyp. 60
Dementiap. 70
Hallucinationsp. 83
Delusionsp. 96
Confusion and Deliriump. 105
Compulsive Behaviorp. 114
Sleepp. 121
Surgery for Parkinson's Diseasep. 136
Drivingp. 145
Caregivers and Familyp. 154
Why You Should Not Go to the Emergency Department (And Why You Should!)p. 159
Winning the Battle but Losing the War: Many Silver Linings Are in Cloudsp. 167
Chemical Imbalance or Moral Weakness? Personal Responsibility in a Time of Brain Sciencep. 170
Glossaryp. 174
Indexp. 185
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