Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders

Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders

By: Avraham Calev (editor)Hardback

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In recent years, neuropsychology has contributed significantly to our knowledge of many psychiatric disorders. Clinicians and researchers frequently use neuropsychological evidence in their daily work to understand the diagnostic picture as well as the patients strengths and limitations in everyday functioning. Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders covers findings on all major psychiatric disorders. A result of a joint effort by over twenty experts in their field, this book looks at neuropsychological management, treatment, and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients, including A concise review of neuropsychological assessment methods and their application to psychiatric patients Global cognitive effects with respect to duration, extent, and residual effects Neuropsychological functions in disorders, such as schizophrenia, affective illness, non-affective disorders, personality disorders, childhood mental disorders, chronic medical illness with psychiatric manifestations, geriatric and dementing conditions, and drug and alcohol abuse A look at the narrow margin between mental and organic dysfunctions The interaction of phenomenological, neurobiological, and neuropsychological findings in childhood disorders The effects of drugs and alcohol on neuropsychological functions and brain functions. Complete with extensive references, tables, and forms, this comprehensive volume aims to provide clinicians and researchers with an overview of clinical assessment, treatment, management, and rehabilitation for neuropsychological functions in psychiatric disorders.

About Author

Avraham Calev, Ph.D., is Director of the Assessment and Counseling Center of Long Island, in Smithtown, New York. He has held significant academic appointments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar Ilan University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Contents

Clinical neuropsychological assessment of psychiatric disorders. Neuropsychology of schizophrenia and related disorders. Neuropsychology of affective disorders. Neuropsychology of nonpsychotic, nonaffective, psychiatric disorders. Neuropsychology of childhood mental disorders: interaction of phenomenological, neurobiological, and neuropsychological findings. Neuropsychological functions in personality disorders. Neuropsychological findings in chronic medical illness. Neuropsychological assessment in dementing conditions. Neuropsychology and neuroimaging of alcohol and illicit drug abuse. Neuopsychological management, treatment, and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780880489126
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780880489126
  • weight: 853
  • ISBN10: 088048912X

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