anatomy of neuropsychiatry

Anatomy Of Neuropsychiatry
Author: Lennart Heimer
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2007-11-29
Pages: 200
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Anatomy of Neuropsychiatry presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system—the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory—at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain. A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective

Anatomy Of Neuropsychiatry
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Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 176
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This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system—the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory—at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain. The book also includes an enlightening DVD describing the basic surface anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres, coronal and horizontal sections, and blunt dissection of the forebrain with special attention to clinical-anatomical correlations of interest to psychiatrists. * A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century * A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe * Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective * DVD illustrating dissection of the human brain by one of the world's masters

Anatomy Of Neuropsychiatry
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Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 176
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

This book presents the anatomical systems that take part in the scientific and clinical study of emotional functions and neuropsychiatric disorders. It discusses the limbic system—the cortical and subcortical structures in the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory—at length and how this is no longer a useful guide to the study of psychiatric disorders. The book provides an understanding of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century. The goal is to help the reader develop an understanding of the gross anatomical organization of the human forebrain. The book also includes an enlightening DVD describing the basic surface anatomy of the cerebral hemispheres, coronal and horizontal sections, and blunt dissection of the forebrain with special attention to clinical-anatomical correlations of interest to psychiatrists. * A re-evaluation of brain anatomy, with an emphasis on the new anatomical framework which has emerged during the last quarter century * A compellingly expanded conceptualization of Broca's famous limbic lobe * Clinical and basic science boxes highlighting specific concepts, structures, or neuronal circuits from a clinical perspective * DVD illustrating dissection of the human brain by one of the world's masters

The Neuropsychiatry Of Limbic And Subcortical Disorders
Author: Stephen Salloway
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 1997
Pages: 217
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Limbic and subcortical brain regions mediate fundamental functions such as memory, emotion, motivation, and mood. Limbic and subcortical systems also play a key neurobiological role in other important aspects of human experience, such as substance abuse, reward systems, and religious experience. Most neuropsychiatric disorders involve dysfunction of subcortical structures or the limbic or paralimbic cortex. Dysfunction of temporolimbic systems produces some of the most dramatic and challenging syndromes in clinical medicine. A valuable contribution to the literature on limbic-subcortical systems and neuropsychiatric illness, The Neuropsychiatry of Limbic and Subcortical Disorders presents an overview of functional limbic anatomy and provides a state-of-the-art report on limbic-related syndromes. Part One covers the functional neuroanatomy of limbic and subcortical systems. This emphasis on neuroanatomy provides a foundation for Part Two, which focuses on the limbic system and clinical neuropsychiatric syndromes. Throughout this volume, extensive literature reviews serve as comprehensive reference sources. Many chapters include color illustrations to depict key points. The contributors are a diverse group of leading investigators with special expertise in the functional aspects of limbic and subcortical anatomy and its relationship to neuropsychiatric illness. The Neuropsychiatry of Limbic and Subcortical Disorders covers a broad range of basic and clinical material at various levels of difficulty. Thus, medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents, psychology trainees, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the basic and clinical neurosciences will find this collection beneficial. Experienced clinicians and researchers in these fields will also benefit from the in-depth material that may even encourage a second read.

Limbic Motor Circuits And Neuropsychiatry
Author: Peter W. Kalivas
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2019-06-04
Pages: 416
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Published in 1993. Limbic Motor Circuits and Neuropsychiatry explores the neural circuitry employed by mammals to interpret environmental stimuli that provoke adaptive behavioral responses. Internationally recognized biomedical scientists have contributed chapters that describe and evaluate the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology of how motivationally relevant environmental or interoceptive stimuli are translated into adaptive or maladaptive behavioral responses. The book also examines how classic limbic nuclei communicate with classic motor systems and the implications in neuropsychiatric disorders. This reference presents exciting new information that will interest neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neuropsychopharmacologists, and behavioral pharmacologists.

Behavioral Neurology   Neuropsychiatry
Author: David B. Arciniegas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2013-01-24
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The merger of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry into a single medical subspecialty, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, requires an understanding of brain-behavior relationships and a clinical approach that transcends the traditional perspectives of neurology and psychiatry. Designed as a primer of concepts and principles, and authored by a multidisciplinary group of internationally known clinical neuroscientists, this book divides into three sections: • Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy (Section I) addresses the neuroanatomy and phenomenology of cognition, emotion, and behavior • Clinical Assessment (Section II) describes neuropsychiatric history taking, neurological and mental status examinations, neuropsychological assessment, and neuroimaging, electrophysiologic, and laboratory methods • Treatment (Section III) discusses environmental, behavioral, rehabilitative, psychological, social, pharmacological, and procedural interventions for cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders. By emphasizing the principles of Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, this book will improve your understanding of brain-behavior relationships and inform your care of patients and families affected by neurobehavioral disorders.

Neuropsychology  Neuropsychiatry  And Behavioral Neurology
Author: Rhawn Joseph
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1990-03-31
Pages: 383
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This book is written for the clinician, students, and practitioners of neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology. It has been my intent throughout to present a synthesis of ideas and research findings. I have reviewed thousands of articles and research reports and have drawn extensively from diverse sources in philosophy, psychol ogy, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, physiology, and neuroanatomy in order to produce this text. Of course I have also drawn from my own experience as a clinician and research scientist in preparing this work and in this regard some of my own biases and interests are represented. I have long sought to understand the human mind and the phenomena we experience as conscious awareness. After many years of studying a variety of Western and Eastern psychologists and philosophers, including the Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu philosophical systems, I began, while still an undergraduate student, to formulate my own theory of the mind. I felt, though, that what I had come upon were only pieces of half the puzzle. What I knew of the brain was minimal. Indeed, it came as quite a surprise when one day I came across the journal Brain as I was browsing through the periodicals section of the library. I was awed. An entire journal devoted to the brain was quite a revelation. Nevertheless, although intrigued by the possibilities, I resisted.

Genomics  Circuits  And Pathways In Clinical Neuropsychiatry
Author: Thomas Lehner
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Pages: 796
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This foundational work comprehensively examines the current state of the genetics, genomics and brain circuitry of psychiatric and neurological disorders. It consolidates discoveries of specific genes and genomic regions associated with these conditions, the genetic and anatomic architecture of these syndromes, and addresses how recent advances in genomics are leading to a reappraisal of the biology underlying clinical neuroscience. In doing so, it critically examines the promise and limitations of these discoveries toward treatment, and to the interdisciplinary nature of understanding brain and behavior. Coverage includes new discoveries regarding autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, dementias, movement disorders, language impairment, disorders of attention, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Genomics, Circuits, and Pathways in Clinical Neuropsychiatry focuses on key concepts, challenges, findings, and methods in genetics, genomics, molecular pathways, brain circuitry, and related neurobiology of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Provides interdisciplinary appeal in psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and genetics Identifies key concepts, methods, and findings Includes coverage of multiple disorders from autism to schizophrenia Reviews specific genes associated with disorders Discusses the genetic architecture of these syndromes Explains how recent findings are influencing the understanding of biology Clarifies the promise of these findings for future treatment

Stress In Health And Disease  An Issue Of Psychiatric Clinics Of North America
Author: Daniel L. Kirsch
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-12-27
Pages: 281
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Stress in the DSM is referred to only in the sense of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, some research studies estimate up to two thirds of illnesses seen by general practitioners are ‘stress related’–GI problems, sleep disturbance, mental concentration, headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, dermatitis, illnesses from lowered immune system, and vague aches and pains – all can be symptoms and outcomes of the elusive stress factor. This issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America discusses the scientific medical facets of stress, written by mental health and medical practitioners. It looks at the brain-body connection of stress – what the body does to result in stress and varying results stress has on the body. This fascinating cross-discipline look at stress is intended for psychiatrists, general practitioners, cardiologists, GI specialists, neurologists, sleep medicine specialists, respiratory specialists, and others who diagnose and treat patients with stress suspected as part of the illness equation or with self-reported stress. Topics include: Measurement of stress; Anxiety and stress-how they work together; Relationship between genetics and stress; Role of glia in stress; Sleep and stress; Diet and stress; Supplements and stress; Effect of severe stress on early brain development, attachment, and emotions; Role of stress and fear on the development of psychopathology; Expressions of stress in psychiatric illness; Dermatologic manifestations of stress in normal and psychiatric populations; Humor and the psychological buffers of stress; Stress expression in children and adolescents; Stress in service members; Stress in the geriatric population.

Concise Guide To Neuropsychiatry And Behavioral Neurology
Author: Jeffrey L. Cummings
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Pages: 304
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Despite dramatic advances in our understanding of the brain and brain disorders, we still have much uncharted territory to explore in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, two rapidly growing disciplines devoted to understanding the behavioral consequences of brain dysfunction and using this information to improve patient care. The second edition of this popular pocket guide (part of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.'s Concise Guides series; it literally fits into the pocket of a lab coat or jacket) is updated throughout, featuring new medications and new diagnostic procedures and criteria. Like the first edition, it presents brief synopses of the major neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral syndromes, discusses their clinical assessment, and provides guidelines for management, plus a glossary, index, and bibliographies that refer to more extensive reading. The authors summarize diagnostic and treatment information in easy-to-read tables, including clinical features, underlying pathophysiology, and treatment options for the major neuropsychiatric disorders. Beginning with several chapters on neuropsychiatric assessment methods, basic neuroanatomic and neurochemical principles, neuropsychiatric symptoms (including unexplained neurological symptoms, such as generalized anxiety, panic, and conversion and dissociative disorders) and syndromes (e.g., frontal lobe, aphasia), and the differential diagnosis of major neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, mania, psychosis, anxiety), the authors organize subsequent chapters by disease: Visual/visuospatial impairment, which is critical to human survival and most severe with right-brain dysfunction and injury, where it causes a variety of neuropsychiatric symptoms Disorders of memory (etiology, anatomy, and tests for disorders such as amnesia), epilepsy (especially temporal lobe epilepsy), dementia and delirium (emphasizing the clinical criteria identifying the different dementias), and movement disorders (including Parkinson's disease and hyperkinetic movement disorders and tremors) Stroke (cerebrovascular disease is one of the most common causes of acquired behavior change in adults) and brain tumors (with associated neuropsychiatric morbidity) White matter diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis), with acquired or hereditary leukoencephalopathies, which can be further classified pathologically or according to the underlying metabolic abnormality; and head injury (e.g., intracranial hematoma, infection, epilepsy) and its sequelae (e.g., personality and cognitive changes, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder) The final chapter covers the latest treatments, such as neuropsychopharmacology (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedative hypnotics, mood-stabilizers, anticonvulsants), electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and neurosurgical procedures (i.e., destruction of large tracts of white matter to and from the frontal lobes). An immediately useful clinical companion for psychiatrists and geriatric psychiatrists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists both within the U.S. and abroad, this volume is also exceptionally practical for students and residents because of its broad scope and easily accessible information.

The Clinical Neuropsychiatry Of Stroke
Author: Robert G. Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1998-07-23
Pages: 491
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This book surveys a wide range of post-stroke emotional and behavioral disorders, integrating the author's unrivaled body of research with clinical and research findings from centers around the world. At the heart of this volume are the studies of the author and his coworkers, involving more than 700 patients with stroke studied over twenty years. Psychosocial and neurobiological mechanisms for these disorders are considered, as are their demographic and clinical-pathological correlates and treatment recommendations. The author cites case histories throughout to illustrate the clinical and neurobiological principles, and he includes relevant rating scales. From basic neuroanatomical considerations to psychosocial and prognostic implications, the information in this compendious survey will benefit all health care professionals who care for patients with stroke, and through them, stroke patients themselves.

The Neuropsychology Of Psychopathology
Author: Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Pages: 536
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This clinical reference book presents state-of-the-science knowledge about the neurobiology and genetics of the major mental disorders and how this corresponds with their psychiatric features and neuropsychological traits. The text demonstrates how the application of neuropsychology to these disorders provides a more comprehensive foundation for greater accuracy in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book focuses on the neuropathological and pathophysiological basis of the various symptoms, emphasizing the biological basis of each disorder. This approach stresses the importance of looking at the other functional impacts of these manifestations (for example, cognitive deficits secondary to depression). The text compares adult versus child presentation of psychiatric disorders and covers the major forms of psychopathology including ADHD; Learning Disabilities; Pervasive Developmental Disorders; Mood, Anxiety, Personality, and Schizophrenic Disorders; Cortical and Subcortical Dementias; and Delirium. The book is written for clinical professionals to increase diagnostic accuracy and intervention success and to provide a way to approach psychopathologies as disorders of the neurological system. Key Features: Provides state-of-the-science knowledge about the application of neuropsychological practice to the major forms of psychopathology Examines neurological and neuropsychological features of the major forms of psychopathology Demonstrates how the application of neurobiology and genetics to psychiatric disorders can increase accuracy of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment Considers adult versus child presentation of psychiatric disorders

Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
Author: C. Edward Coffey
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 748
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Pediatric Neuropsychiatry provides the most updated and clinically relevant information on psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with disturbances of brain function. Bridging the fields of psychiatry and neurology, this landmark work emphasizes the link between developmental brain biology and behavior. Major sections focus on neuropsychiatric aspects of specific psychiatric and neurologic disorders, highlighting the influence of the developing nervous system on these disorders' pathophysiology, manifestations, clinical course, treatment, and prognosis. Other sections discuss all contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Chapters include case histories, algorithms, tables, and appendices that explain the rudiments of testing.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Author: James C. Harris
Publisher: Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 288
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Although developmental concepts have held a prominent place in American psychiatry for over fifty years because of the dominance of psychodynamic theory, it is only in recent years that advances in neuroscience have begun to impact developmental psychiatry. James Harris's two volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty. Written by an individual with the developmental expertise of a pediatrician, the behavioral sophistication of an adult and child psychiatrist, and a deep appreciation of neuroscience, these two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. In Volume I, Part I discusses basic neural science, including aspects of molecular neurobiology, developmental neuroanatomy, neurotransmitter systems and neuronal signaling mechanisms, sleep and circadian rhythms, and basic genetics. Part II provides background on cognitive neuroscience that relate to attention, emotion, language, memory, neural networks, and consciousness. Part III emphasizes the developmental perspective which is crucial to an understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. It offers an ethological framework as well as background information on cognitive development, emotion expression and regulation, language development, temperament and personality, and the emergence of the self.

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook Of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry
Author: C. Edward Coffey
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 786
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Rev. ed. of: The American Psychiatric Press textbook of geriatric neuropsychiatry. 2nd ed. 2000.

The Frontal Lobes And Neuropsychiatric Illness
Author: Stephen P. Salloway
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Pages: 276
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This exciting volume brings together the latest work of 26 recognized experts in clinical neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and neuroimaging. Its chapters are organized into sections that cover a broad range of topics related to advances in our understanding of normal and abnormal frontal lobe functions. Part 1 introduces frontal lobe dysfunction as a common pathway leading to social and occupational disability, arguing that our aging population with its decline in executive cognitive abilities mandates corresponding eligibility and treatment changes in public and private health disability policies. Part 2 delineates the anatomy and neurochemistry of the extended frontal systems underlying neuropsychiatric illness, including colorful illustrations of three key prefrontal-subcortical circuits; a description of the functional anatomy of the orbitofrontal cortex and its relationship to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); the intricate pharmacology of working memory systems and how they apply to schizophrenia; the lateralization of prefrontal cognitive functions; and a framework for understanding the role played by the prefrontal cortex in consciousness and self-awareness. Part 3 clarifies the overused diagnosis "frontal lobe syndrome" seen in clinical practice, identifying three prefrontal syndromes for further study -- dorsolateral dysexecutive syndrome, orbitofrontal disinhibited syndrome, and mesial frontal apathetic syndrome -- that align with the anatomical systems described in Part 2 of this volume. Also included are common problems -- and suggested solutions -- in diagnosis and treatment, a practical overview of the assessment of frontal lobe functions with guidelines for bedside and formal neuropsychological examination, and comprehensive treatment strategies. Part 4 covers the role of the frontal lobes in major neuropsychiatric illnesses, discussing evidence that shows prefrontal and anterior temporal hypometabolism in primary and secondary depression; reviewing anatomical, imaging, and neurochemical studies in schizophrenia; describing the neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric sequelae of closed head injury; summarizing the neurological substrates related to interesting and often dramatic cases of content-specific delusions; and concluding with a report on the stereotactic neurosurgical treatment of refractory OCD and its implications for understanding frontal lobe function. This remarkable work is intended for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, basic and clinical neuroscientists, and trainees from each of these disciplines, who will welcome it as a valuable tool in understanding the complexities of what was once considered the terra incognita of the brain.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry  Assessment  Diagnosis  And Treatment Of Development Disorders
Author: James C. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 272
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Although developmental concepts have held a prominent place in American psychiatry for over fifty years because of the dominance of psychodynamic theory, it is only in recent years that advances in neuroscience have begun to impact developmental psychiatry. James Harris's two-volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty. Grounded in neuroscience but enriched by clinical realities, Volume II provides a comprehensive review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided.

Neuropsychiatry  An Introductory Approach
Author: David B. Arciniegas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2001-11-15
Pages: 438
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A practical introductory guide for anyone interested in brain-behavior relationships and treatment of neuropsychiatric problems.

Heal Your Brain
Author: David J. Hellerstein
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Pages: 304
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Maybe you are one of the more than 45 million people in the United States who is currently struggling with depression. Maybe anxiety keeps you from truly enjoying your job, your relationships, your life. Maybe every change you have tried to make seems to have failed and you are beginning to feel as if change is simply not possible. Author David J. Hellerstein uses the term New Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help people who have depression and anxiety disorders. Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life. Dr. Hellerstein, a psychiatrist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, puts this new form of psychiatry to the test. Depression and anxiety disorders damage the brain, but as Dr. Hellerstein explains, the right treatment can change the patterns of brain activity, brain cell connections, and even the brain’s anatomy. To illustrate, he relates the stories of people as they travel through various phases of New Neuropsychiatry treatment, from evaluation to therapy to remission, and illustrates how this approach can help you progress through each phase as well. The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to—or even experience for the first time—a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.

The Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Of Parkinson S Disease
Author: Patrick McNamara
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 231
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Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer most visibly with such motor deficitsas tremor and rigidity and less obviously with a range of nonmotor symptoms, including autonomicdysfunction, mood disorders, and cognitive impairment. The neuropsychiatric disturbances of PD canbe as disabling as its motor disorders; but they have only recently begun to be studied intensivelyby clinicians and scientists. In this book, Patrick McNamara examines the major neuropsychiatricsyndromes of PD in detail and offers a cognitive theory that accounts for both their neurology andtheir phenomenology. McNamara offers an up-to-date review of current knowledge of suchneuropsychiatric manifestations of PD as cognitive deficits, personality changes, speech andlanguage symptoms, sleep disorders, apathy, psychosis, and dementia. He argues that the cognitive,mood, and personality symptoms of PD stem from the weakening or suppression of the agentic aspectsof the self. McNamara's study may well lead to improved treatment for Parkinson's patients. But itsoverarching goal is to arrive at a better understanding of the human mind and its breakdown patternsin patients with PD. The human mind-brain is an elaborate and complex structure patched together toproduce what we call the self. When we observe the disruption of the self structure that occurs withthe various neuropsychiatric disorders associated with PD, McNamara argues, we get a glimpse intothe inner workings of the most spectacular structure of the self: the agentic self, the self thatacts.