Springer Series in Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology and the Law

Editors: Dywan, Jane, Kaplan, Ronald D., Pirozzolo, Francis J. (Eds.)

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We have had a number of interesting cases come to our attention over the years. The following are illustrative of some of the issues that can emerge at the interface between neuropsychology and the law. The first involved a patient suffering from a debilitating fear of heights. The fear seemed a reasonable consequence of the fact that he had been a passenger on a plane that crashed while attempting take off. Given that many of the passengers and crew died or were seriously injured, this man was quite fortunate. In fact, he could be said to have lived a charmed life. It had been just a year since he had been involved in an industrial accident in which he could have easily died. He came away from that accident with injuries to his legs and a concussion. That accident had also involved him falling from a considerable height so that there was some discussion among clinic staff about how well the patient's circumstances and symptoms fit the diagnostic category of "posttraumatic stress disorder. " Supportive psychotherapy was used as an aid in dealing with his re­ curring memories of the plane crash and systematic desensitization was quite successful in reducing the most disruptive consequences of his fear of heights. However, during the course of treatment, it became apparent that there were a number of problems that had not been addressed.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Neuropsychology and Its Applications to the Legal Forum

    Pages 1-23

    Pirozzolo, Francis J. (et al.)

  • Minor Head Injury and the Post-Concussive Syndrome

    Pages 24-38

    Varney, Nils R. (et al.)

  • Workers’ Compensation and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment

    Pages 39-63

    Puente, Antonio E. (et al.)

  • Assessing the Neuropsychological Abilities of Children and Adolescents for Personal Injury Litigation

    Pages 64-92

    Dennis, Maureen

  • The Assessment of Competency in the Older Adult

    Pages 93-134

    Dywan, Jane (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuropsychology and the Law
Editors
  • Jane Dywan
  • Ronald D. Kaplan
  • Francis J. Pirozzolo
Series Title
Springer Series in Neuropsychology
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3106-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3106-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7798-9
Series ISSN
1431-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 295
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