Psychosurgery

New Techniques for Brain Disorders

Authors: Lévêque, Marc

  • A rapidly growing field but with very few dedicated books
  • Presents current techniques, indications for the future but also history, pathophysiology and ethical issues
  • Helpful anatomical reminders and comprehensive information on the relevant pathologies and surgical techniques
  • Accessible to all medical practitioners, not only specialists
  • Clear illustrations and drawings​
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About this book

Psychosurgery, or the surgical treatment of mental disorders, has enjoyed a spectacular revival over the past ten years as new brain stimulation techniques have become available. Neuromodulation offers new possibilities for the treatment of psychiatric disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), addiction, eating disorders and autism. This work presents the history of this unique specialty and investigates current techniques and ethical challenges. With a wealth of illustrations and detailed anatomical diagrams, it provides essential information for medical practitioners, as well as anyone else interested in the fascinating advances being made in neuroscience today.

« I like the book as it provides a very nice overview of psycho- surgery in general. It is easy to understand for any (para)medical practitioner, but even specialists in the field may learn new things. They may also enjoy looking the well-known and less-known figures which illustrate the book. »
Professor Bart Nuttin

« Reading this book is like reading an anthology, or rather an encyclopaedia of the field of psychiatric surgery, spanning more than a century. This is a work with an unprecedented degree of erudition and knowledge, and the subject is presented in a didactic, scholar, and scientific manner, and is extensively referenced and illustrated. If only one book is to be read by anybody interested in this field, regardless of specialty, this is The Book to read. »
Professor Marwan Hariz

About the authors

Dr Marc Lévêque began his studies in the field of psychiatry, then worked as the French ambassador physician in China before turning to neurosurgery. Trained at Leuven Catholic University and at Montreal University, he joined the neurosurgery department at the Marseille LaTimone hospital. He has contributed to many clinical research protocols on deep brain stimulation for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders and participated in a study on cortical stimulation for the treatment of refractory depression. Dr Lévêque is currently serving as a neurosurgeon at la Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The author has produced a very readable and honest account of this important subject. … Psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, medical/psychiatric historians, and other mental health practitioners would this book of interest. … This is a superb book on the history and current state of this controversial procedure and a welcome addition to the psychiatric literature. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in psychiatry and psychiatric treatments.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2014)

« I like the book as it provides a very nice overview of psycho- surgery in general. It is easy to understand for any (para)medical practitioner, but even specialists in the field may learn new things. They may also enjoy looking the well-known and less-known figures which illustrate the book. »
Professor Bart Nuttin

« Reading this book is like reading an anthology, or rather an encyclopaedia of the field of psychiatric surgery, spanning more than a century. This is a work with an unprecedented degree of erudition and knowledge, and the subject is presented in a didactic, scholar, and scientific manner, and is extensively referenced and illustrated. If only one book is to be read by anybody interested in this field, regardless of specialty, this is The Book to read. »
Professor Marwan Hariz

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-01144-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01143-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34595-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosurgery
Book Subtitle
New Techniques for Brain Disorders
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01144-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01144-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01143-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34595-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Springer-Verlag, Paris, 2013
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