This unique volume teaches those in the medical fields about the scientific value of neuropsychology in assessing cognition, the 6th vital sign, as part of well integrated collaborative care. It offers physicians a comprehensive tour of the many dimensions neuropsychology can add to primary and specialized medical care across the lifespan. Noted experts examine cognitive ramifications of a wide range of medical, psychological, and neuropsychological conditions, among them brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy, pediatric and adult TBI, schizophrenia, and adult ADHD. The book's generous selection of case examples demonstrates the benefits of cognitive assessment in building accurate diagnoses, better understanding of patient needs, and more appropriate treatment and management strategies, as well as other neuropsychologist roles in consulting, referral, and forensic areas. In addition, tables, callout boxes, review questions, and other features are included throughout the text for ease in comprehension and retention.
A sampling of the coverage:* The value of neuropsychological evaluation in medical practice.
* A model of collaboration between primary care and neuropsychology.
* Neuropsychological assessment of extremely preterm children.
* Alzheimer's Disease and overview of dementia.
* Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease.
* Neuropsychology in the 21st century: the rise of multicultural assessment.
* Neuropsychological interventions for individuals with brain injury.
The Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology is both a rigorous and an accessible reference for clinicians in diverse disciplines including general practice, family medicine, neuropsychology, pediatrics, gerontology, and sports medicine.
Dr. Karen Sanders is a Board Certified Neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology and member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, teaching medical residents about the use of neuropsychology She received her doctorate in psychology from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. She completed two post-doctoral years of training at the University of Washington Medical Center and the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. Her clinical work includes the medical populations of neurology, movement disorder, CNS/non-CNS oncology, stroke, dementia and medical rehabilitation. Research participation includes neurocognitive outcomes in areas of oncology and cerebrovascular events. She is a Past - President of the Pacific Northwest Neuropsychological Society and member of the International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology and APA.