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By Chris Green
240 pagesTrim Size 6 1/8 X 9 1/5 inCopyright 2007$55.95, Paperback, Reference
Neuropsychology offers a broad introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. It provides understanding of the common neurological disorders and enables informed choices in care. Important insight into differential diagnosis is given, as well as help to extend and support the health care role through an introduction to basic bed-side assessment techniques and their interpretation. It provides knowledge to assist health professionals in empowering patients in their recovery or rehabilitation and is an essential workplace manual.
“It is well structured with bite-size sections allowing one to dip in easily for reference. It is well illustrated with photographs, tables and diagrams. Each chapter ends with a brief summary and list of suggested further reading. There are sections on neuroanatomy, the specific investigations and assessments in this field and summaries of the various neurological disorders. The book ends with appendices describing the common drugs used, further information websites and a glossary. Overall an interesting read for any mental health nurse, certainly a book to get your hospital library to stock. “July 2007 Vol10 no10 mental health practice p25
Preface1. What is neuropsychology?2. Neuroanatomy3. Functional Neuroanatomy4. Neurological investigations5. Emotional and psychological reactions6. The neuropsychology of common disorders7. Other disorders8. Neurotoxicology9. Recovery10. Neuropsychological assessments11. Initial assessmentAppendix iAppendix iiGlossaryIndex
By Chris Green, Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychology Department, North Devon District Hospital, UK