Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment
Michael W. Parsons, Thomas A. Hammeke
American Psychological Association, 2014 - Medical - 743 pages
"As with earlier editions, we hope that this book will serve as a diagnostic starting point, providing a roadmap for evaluation and additional avenues for exploration with every patient. The content of this book has been significantly updated. Not only are there new topics covered in their own chapters (e.g., Chapter 7 on cultural neuropsychology, Chapter 25 on drug abuse and impulse control disorders, Chapter 27 on somatic symptom disorders) but also each chapter integrates the latest developments in the field. This includes information regarding DSM-5 in relevant chapters and studies of functional brain imaging throughout the book. In addition to the novel design and new content, the organization of Clinical Neuropsychology has been updated. The handbook consists of four sections: The chapters in Part I, Clinical Neuropsychology: General Issues, are procedural and methodological in nature. Parts II (Neurological Disorders, in which many of the most common neurologic problems that neuropsychologists evaluate are reviewed), III (Neuropsychological Syndromes, describing the core features and assessment of the "wheelhouse" of neuropsychology), and IV (Psychiatric Disorders and Behavioral Syndromes, in which the most common psychiatric problems that neuropsychologists evaluate are reviewed) are focused on clinical assessment of the disorder or syndrome. Although the book covers a broad range of neuropsychology topics, the reader should be aware that the specific disorders and problems faced by children (and hence pediatric neuropsychologists) receive lighter treatment than adult disorders. The growth in pediatric neuropsychology has been tremendous, and attempting to cover the entire life span in a single volume is simply not feasible. We have included chapters on the core issues in the assessment of children (Chapter 6) and a chapter on the most common developmental disorders that neuropsychologists evaluate (Chapter 22), as well as discussing relevant pediatric issues in certain disorders (e.g., Chapter 9). However, it is my opinion that the field will benefit from a handbook specifically devoted to the neuropsychological evaluation of children"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
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