Neuropsychological Effects of the Psychiatric Disorders

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Psychology - 177 pages
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Neuropsychological Effects of the Psychiatric Disorders provides a comprehensive review of the background and literature concerning effects of the psychiatric disorders on cognitive functions. It follows the classification of disease proposed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and each condition is described in terms of its history, details regarding physical investigations of brain functioning in that disorder, and an extensive review and formulation of the implications of the disorder to cognitive functioning. A selective review of cognitive effects of treatments of the psychiatric disorders both from a pharmacological and physical standpoint is also included.

Each chapter features a fully worked case of a disorder in association with the background and presentation of the patient, as well as a full listing of the patient's performance on specific neuropsychological tests. Techniques for differentiating dementia from depressive illness, as well as
 

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Contents

The Association between Psychiatric Illness and Neuropsychological Disorder
1
The Schizophrenias
19
Mood Disorders
39
Anxiety Disorders
63
Somatoform Factitious and Dissociative Disorders
81
Disorders of Sleeping and Eating
93
Physical Treatments of the Psychiatric Disorders
107
Pharmacological Treatment of the Psychiatric Disorders
123
Conclusion
137
References
143
Index
171
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