Clinical Neuropsychology

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MD Kenneth M. Heilman, Edward Valenstein
OUP USA, Oct 13, 2011 - Medical - 690 pages
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Now in its Fifth Edition, Clinical Neuropsychology reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. Like previous editions of this book, the Fifth Edition focuses on the clinical presentation of the major neurobehavioral syndromes, including symptoms, signs, methods of assessment that are useful for diagnosis, and also their underlying anatomy, physiology, and pathology. The major behavioral disorders that are covered include aphasia, agraphia, alexia, amnesia, apraxia, neglect, executive disorders and dementia. The text also discusses advances in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The authors attempt to explain the cognitive mechanisms that can account for specific symptoms and signs, and to provide new information about treatment and management. The authors have drawn from a wealth of new information and research that has emerged since the Fourth Edition was published in 2003. The editors have added a chapter on creativity to the Fifth Edition, since there has been increased interest in creativity, and brain disorders can either enhance or impair creativity. This text will be of value to clinicians, investigators, and students from a variety of disciplines, including neurology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and speech pathology.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Aphasic Syndromes
22
3 Phonology Semantics and Lexical Semantics
42
4 Syntactic Aspects of Language Disorders
86
5 Acquired Dyslexia
115
6 Agraphia
130
7 Disorders of VisualSpatial Perception and Cognition
152
8 Acalculia and Disturbances of the Body Schema
169
12 Neglect and Related Disorders
296
13 Callosal Syndromes
349
14 The Frontal Lobes
417
15 Emotional Disorders Associated with Neurological Diseases
466
16 Amnesic Disorders
504
17 Neuropsychology of Dementia
582
18 Creativity
637
Subject Index
655

9 Anosognosia
198
10 Apraxia
214
11 Agnosia
238

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Kenneth M. Heilman, MD is the James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor Department of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine

Edward Valenstein, MD is an Adjunct Professor at Florida State University College of Medicine and Professor Emeritus at University of Florida

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