Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians

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Laura H. Goldstein, Jane E. McNeil
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Psychology - 624 pages
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General introduction: what is the relevance of neuropsychology for clinical psychology practice? -- Neuroscience background -- Neuroanatomy and neuropathology -- Neurological investigations -- Neuropsychological assessment: general issues -- Psychological and psychiatric aspects of brain disorder: nature, assessment and implications for clinical neuropsychology -- Effects of prescribed and recreational drug use on cognitive functioning -- Quantitative aspects of neuropsychological assessment -- Adult neuropsychology -- Disorders of memory -- Disorders of language and communication -- Executive dysfunction -- Acquired disorders of voluntary movement -- Visuo-spatial and attentional disorders -- Disorders of number processing and calculation -- Neuropsychology: specialist areas of work -- Clinical neuropsychological assessment of children -- Neuropsychological assessment of older adults -- Neuropsychology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration: frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia and progressive non-fluent aphasia -- Very severe and profound brain injury -- Neuropsychology and the law -- Mental capacity -- Rehabilitation -- Theoretical approaches to cognitive rehabilitation -- Planning, delivering and evaluating services -- Research design and outcome evaluation -- Interventions for psychological problems after brain injury -- Neurorehabilitation strategies for people with neurodegenerative conditions -- Driving in neurological patients.

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List of Contributors
Preface xv
General Introduction
Neuroscience Background
Neurological Investigations 61
General Issues
The Effects of Prescribed and Recreational Drug
Disorders of Number Processing and Calculation 293
Specialist Areas of Work
Neuropsychological Assessment of Older Adults 347
Very Severe and Profound Brain Injury 397
Neuropsychology and the Law 415
Mental Capacity 445
Planning Delivering and Evaluating Services 483

Quantitative Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment 129
Adult Neuropsychology
Disorders of Language and Communication 185
Executive Dysfunction 209
Acquired Disorders of Voluntary Movement 239
VisuoSpatial and Attentional Disorders 261
Research Design and Outcome Evaluation 505
Interventions for Psychological Problems After Brain Injury 527
Neurorehabilitation Strategies for People with Neurodegenerative
Driving in Neurological Patients 567
Index 589

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Laura H. Goldstein is Professor in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Jane E. McNeil is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years' experience working with neurological patients. She is Neuropsychology Service Lead for Solent NHS Trust.

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