Neuropsychological Assessment

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Muriel Deutsch Lezak
Oxford University Press, 2004 - Medical - 1016 pages
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Well-known as the "bible" in its field, this text/reference has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of internationally recognized and clinically experienced neuropsychologists. Drawing on their diverse interests, they provide authoritative, broad-based, and in-depth coverage of current research and clinical practice in neuropsychology. They have not, however, changed the book's overall organization. The first eight chapters present the knowledge base for understanding the principles and practice of patient-oriented, hypothesis-testing neuropsychological assessment. The last 12 chapters review nearly all tests and assessment techniques discussed in previous editions plus many new ones and recent revisions of older tests. The extent of the updating is apparent from the fact that approximately half of the more than 7,000 references cited appeared since the last edition was published.
Many new topics relevant to current assessment practices have been added to the 4th edition. The chapter on examination procedures, for example, now contains sections on cognitive functioning in pain and PTSD patients. The chapter on brain disorders includes new material on electrical/lighting injuries, migraine, Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders, and both medical and psychological treatments. The discussion of assessment procedures has been updated throughout to cover recently published test batteries used in general neuropsychological assessment (e.g., mental abilities, memory), newly developed batteries for specific issues (e.g., frontal lobe evaluation), and recent research on older neuropsychological assessment batteries. The fully revised chapter on assessing response bias describes and evaluates more than 60 tests, test combinations, and other measures for detecting questionable effort within the context of forensic neuropsychological assessment.
  

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I found that the very book outlines life's meaning and made me cry so hard i shorted out my computer and that stoop is a metaphor for life-humans are to quick to find what life is and we only "read" the "word" and don't give any care as to what the color is showing that we are to quick and need to slow down to understand life. 

Contents

Percep
10
Basic Concepts
15
ceptive Functions
23
pressive Functions
31
PersonalityEmotionality Variables
37
The Rationale of Deficit Measurement
86
Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists
157
Vascular Disorders
194
Tactile Perception
410
Memo
480
Construction
531
Concept Formation and Reasoning
569
Executive Functions and Motor
611
Neuropsychological Assessment
647
Observational Methods Rating Scales
698
Traumatic Brain Injury
718

Degenerative Disorders
206
Subcortical Dementias
224
Other Progressive Disorders of the Central
244
Toxic Conditions
257
Infectious Processes
273
Neurobehavioral Variables
286
A COMPENDIUM OF TESTS
335
ion
375
Auditory Perception
404
Epilepsy Patient Evaluations
734
Testing for Response Bias
755
Batteries and Test Sets Developed
762
Special Techniques to Assess
770
Selfreport Inventories and Questionnaires
780
References
787
Test Index
977
Subject Index
985
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Muriel D. Lezak is at Oregon Health Sciences University. Julia Hannay is at University of Houston. Diane Howieson is at Oregon Health Sciences University. David Loring is at the Medical College of Georgia.

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