The past 30 years have seen the field of clinical neuropsychology grow to become an influential discipline within mainstream clinical psychology and an established component of most professional courses. It remains one of the fastest growing specialities within mainstream clinical psychology, neurology, and the psychiatric disciplines. Substantially updated to take account of these rapid developments, the new edition of this successful handbook provides a practical guide for those interested in the professional application of neuropsychological approaches and techniques in clinical practice. With chapters by world leading specialists, it demonstrates the contribution that neuropsychological approaches can make to the assessment, diagnosis, and range of treatments for cognitive disorders following brain damage, as well as addressing the special considerations when treating the elderly. As before, the book is divided into 10 sections, covering everything from methodological and conceptual issues, functional neuroanatomy, and the historical context.
Throughout, the content draws on contemporary neuroscientific techniques, focusing on the methods of functional imaging, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and cognitive rehabilitation. It also provides background information on laboratory and research techniques, as well as covering relevant neurology and psychiatry. The book will be essential for trainee neuropsychologists, researchers students and teachers in the clinical and cognitive neurosciences/psychology, neurobiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - HISTORICAL CONTEXT; 1. Neuropsychology: past, present, and future; PART 2 - METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES; 2. Basic concepts and principles of neuropsychological assessment; 3. The methodological and statistical foundations of neuropsychological assessment; 4. Principles of cognitive rehabilitation; PART 3 - NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL IMPAIRMENTS; 5. Assessment of attention; 6. The Rehabilitation of Attention; 7. Assessment of perceptual disorders; 8. Recovery and treatment of sensory perceptual disorders; 9. Neuropsychological assessment of memory disorders; 10. The natural recovery and treatment of learning and memory disorders; 11. Assessment and treatment of disorders of visuospatial, imaginal, and constructional processes; 12. Assessing disorders of awareness and representation of body parts; 13. The assessment of acquired spoken language disorders; 14. Motor speech disorders: an overview; 15. Treatment of spoken language disorders; 16. Neuropsychological Assessment and Treatment of Disorders of Reading; 17. Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of writing disorders; 18. Assessment of executive function; 19. The Natural Recovery and Treatment of Executive Disorders; 20. The neuropsychological assessment and treatment of disorders of voluntary movement; 21. The neuropsychology of acquired calculation disorders; 22. Assessment and treatment of emotional disorders; 23. Assessment of Anosognosia for Motor Impairments; PART 4 - DEVELOPMENTAL AND PAEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY; 24. Treatment and rehabilitation of paediatric/developmental neuropsychological disorders; PART 5 - NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY; 25. Neuropsychopharmacology; PART 6 - UNDERLYING MEDICAL DISORDERS; 26. Vascular disorders; 27. Neuropsychological presentation and treatment of traumatic brain injury; 28. The Neuropsychological Presentation of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders; 29. The Neuropsychological Presentation and Treatment of Demyelinating Disorders; 30. The Neuropsychology of Endocrine Disorders; 31. The Epilepsies; PART 7 - NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS; 32. Clinical presentation of neuropsychiatric disorders; 33. The clinical assessment of neuropsychiatric disorders; 34. Neuropsychological rehabilitation of schizophrenia; 35. Treatment and rehabilitation of neuropsychiatric disorders; PART 8 - FORENSIC NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY; 36. Forensic issues in neuropsychology; PART 9 - FUNCTIONAL NEUROANATOMY; 37. Functional neuroanatomy of spatial perception, spatial processes and attention; 38. The Functional Anatomy of Learning and Memory; 39. Functional neuroanatomy of language disorders; 40. Functional neuroanatomy of executive process; PART 10 - CLINICAL CONTEXT AND RESOURCES; 41. Clinical and laboratory examinations relevant to clinical neuropsychology; 42. Neuropsychological deficits within the World Health Organization's model of illness (ICIDH-2); 43. The internet and clinical neuropsychology