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Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology

Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience

Editors: Armstrong, Carol L., Morrow, Lisa (Eds.)

  • Features the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher
  • Presents a wide scope of topics, including aspects of neuropsychology
  • Coverage includes infectious diseases, genetic disorders, endocrine disorders, nutrition-based syndromes, neuro-oncology, structural abnormalities, and stress disorders
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About this book

The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior—an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly detailed in its coverage, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is organized to give readers knowledge of the field, whether one needs to understand a clinical evaluation, design a research study, or gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and corresponding behaviors. Featuring the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher, the book handles theory, historical background, practical considerations, and controversial areas with clear explanations, clinical expertise, and real-world insight, and critiques diagnostic and assessment tools specific to disorders. The wide selection of commonly seen and rarely encountered diagnoses covered includes: • Primary nervous system disease and injury. • Vascular system disease. • Developmental, genetic, and structural disorders. • Dementia and normal aging. • Immune-related disorders. • Endocrine disease. • Metabolic conditions. • Plus a chapter on current and emerging approaches to rehabilitation. Opening out a specialty as it grows in importance, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is an essential resource for the neuropsychology clinician, researcher, or graduate student. It will be stimulating and relevant reading for years to come.

About the authors

Carol L. Armstrong is a neuropsychologist conducting cognitive neuroscience research. Her long-term interests are the study of memory and attention, and the cognitive processes affected by white matter disease or injury. Investigations have focused on resource-limited memory and attention processes, and on the structural distribution of the white matter measure in normal and injured brains. Recent investigations include the longitudinal damaging effects of radiotherapy and brain tumors in both children and adults, as shown by longitudinal, prospective studies of cognition and neuroimaging of white matter integrity, and response of the hippocampus to radiotherapy. Current studies are being conducted on the functional and structural significance of cerebellar connections with the cortex.

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From the reviews:

“‘Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience’ edited by Armstrong and Morrow (2010) with chapters on topics ranging from learning disabilities to rehabilitation. And, as the reader will find, many chapters within this volume provide a detailed review of a subsample of these newer applications. … Those interested in Autism will find a nice review of imaging advances … . the reader will also find a succinct review of the imaging modalities and what they measure. … this volume is an ambitious and important.” (Deborah M. Little, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 27, 2012)

“This book explores some of the most common ones that neuropsychologists should be aware of when assessing individuals with cognitive complaints. The aim is to provide comprehensive and current information on the neuropsychological sequelae of common medical conditions. The book is intended for students, clinicians, and researchers in neuropsychology and related fields.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2012)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Epilepsy and Cognitive Plasticity

    Tracy, Joseph I. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Morris, Terri

    Pages 17-32

  • Neuropsychological Problems in Neuro-oncology

    Armstrong, Carol L. (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Multiple System Atrophy, Orthostatic Hypotension, and Autonomic Dysfunction and Cognition

    Peralta, Cecilia

    Pages 57-66

  • Cardiovascular Disease and Neurocognitive Function

    Waldstein, Shari R. (et al.)

    Pages 69-99

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1364-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1363-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3922-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology
Book Subtitle
Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience
Editors
  • Carol L. Armstrong
  • Lisa Morrow
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1364-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1364-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1363-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3922-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 564
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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