Handbook of Research on Critical Examinations of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Author: Uddin, Md. Sahab,Amran, Md. Shah

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522552839

Category: Medical

Page: 597

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Neurodegeneration is a key feature of several diseases that are referred to as neurodegenerative diseases. The process of neurodegeneration is not well-understood so the diseases that stem from it have, as yet, no cures. As such, studying the effects of these disorders can provide insight into the treatment, prevention, and future opportunities and challenges in this growing field. The Handbook of Research on Critical Examinations of Neurodegenerative Disorders is a critical scholarly resource that provides an extensive explanation of various neurodegenerative disorders based on existing studies to clarify etiology, pathological mechanisms, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, as well as current status and future opportunities and challenges. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as dementia, mitochondrial dysfunction, and risk factors, this book is geared towards neurobiologists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists, medical professionals, academicians, and researchers seeking research on the complexity of neurodegenerative disorders.

The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics

Author: Anne Barron,Yueguo Gu,Gerard Steen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736256X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 580

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The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state-of-the-art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory chapter on interdisciplinarity by Jacob L. Mey. A further thirty-eight chapters cover both traditional and newer areas of pragmatic research, divided into four sections: Methods and modalities Established fields Pragmatics across disciplines Applications of pragmatic research in today’s world. With accessible, refreshing descriptions and discussions, and with a look towards future directions, this Handbook is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in pragmatics within English language and linguistics and communication studies.

Advances in Neuropharmacology

Drugs and Therapeutics

Author: Sahab Uddin,Mamunur Rashid

Publisher: Apple Academic Press

ISBN: 9781771887977

Category:

Page: 825

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This new volume, Advances in Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Therapeutics, provides a comprehensive overview of the drugs that act on the central and peripheral nervous systems. It thoroughly describes the diseases that are associated with the nervous system and drugs used their treatment while also looking at the current status of these drugs and their future potential and challenges. This book is divided into three sections that describe the nervous system associated diseases and their treatment as well as current status and future opportunities and challenges. Section 1 focuses on the drugs that affect the functions of the autonomic nervous system to produce therapeutic effects. These drugs may act presynaptically by manipulating the genesis, storage, and secretion, and by blocking the action of neurotransmitters. Some drugs may trigger or impede postsynaptic receptors. Section 2 focuses on drugs that affect the central nervous system, including antianxiety drugs, sedative and hypnotic drugs, antidepressant drugs, antipsychotic drugs, antiepileptic drugs, and many more. It covers the Pharmacological Management of various diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Huntington's disease, and others. drugs, sedative and hypnotic drugs, antidepressant drugs, antipsychotic drugs, antiepileptic drugs, and many more. It covers the Pharmacological Management of various diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Huntington's disease, and others.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

Author: Henry E. Adams,Patricia B. Sutker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306473771

Category: Psychology

Page: 970

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The purpose of this handbook, originally published in 1984, was to provide a compreh- sive review of current clinical descriptions, research , and theories of psychopathology. Descriptive psychopathology is a ?eld that forms the foundation of clinical practice and research in clinical psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, psychiatric nursing, and allied professions in mental health. Since the 1st edition, the editors have devised and updated a handbook to cover both general and speci?c topics in psychopathology that would be useful to researchers, practitioners, and graduate or other advanced students in the mental health and behavioral medicine professions. To implement this plan, we have very carefully chosen colleagues whom we respect for their expertise in particular ?elds. These authors include both clinicians and researchers who have outstanding national reputations, as well as more junior behavioral scientists and clinicians who, in our opinion, will achieve similar recognition in the future. The excellent chapters in this book lead us to believe that we have chosen wisely. We would like to express our appreciation to these authors for their outstanding contributions and cooperation.

Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy

Author: Jerrold F. Rosenbaum

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781751889

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, this quick-reference handbook provides complete information on the major classes of drugs used in current psychiatric practice—including a new chapter on psychotropics for treating substance use disorders. Coverage of each drug class includes mechanisms of action, indications, therapeutic uses, side effects, interactions, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients. The book gives specific prescribing recommendations—including dosage and how long to use—for individual drugs. Tables provide at-a-glance information and a disease-specific table of contents directs readers quickly to relevant drug chapters. This edition is available electronically for PDAs. See Media listing for details on Labbate, Rosenbaum, Arana and Hyman, Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy for PDA, Version 2.0.

Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management

Author: William H. Reid,Stuart B. Silver

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583910023

Category: Psychology

Page: 559

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Clinicians who understand mental health care administration in addition to their clinical fields are likely to be valuable to the organizations in which they work. This handbook is an accessible source of information for professionals coming from either clinical or management backgrounds. Sections offer coverage in: mental health administrative principles, mental health care management, business, finance and funding of care, information technology, human resources and legal issues.

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826157379

Category: Psychology

Page: 1400

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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461572754

Category: Psychology

Page: 1052

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The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.

Neurology of the Newborn E-Book

Author: Joseph J. Volpe

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143772079X

Category: Medical

Page: 1120

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The 5th edition of this indispensable resource captures the latest insights in neonatal neurology in a totally engaging, readable manner. World authority Dr. Joseph Volpe has completely revised his masterwork from cover to cover, describing everything from the most up-to-the-minute discoveries in genetics through the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders. He delivers all the clinical guidance you need to provide today's most effective care for neonates with neurological conditions. Provides comprehensive coverage of neonatal neurology, solely written by the field’s founding expert, Dr. Joseph Volpe - for a masterful, cohesive source of answers to any question that arises in your practice. Focuses on clinical evaluation and management, while also examining the many scientific and technological advances that are revolutionizing neonatal neurology. Organizes disease-focused chapters by affected body region for ease of reference. Offers comprehensive updates from cover to cover to reflect all of the latest scientific and clinical knowledge, from our most current understanding of the genetic underpinnings of neurologic disease, through the most recent neuroimaging advances . . . state-of-the-art guidelines for evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis . . . and the newest management approaches for every type of neonatal neuropathology. Features a wealth of new, high-quality images that capture the many advances in neonatal neuroimaging, including numerous MR images.

Memory Loss E-Book

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143773779X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text and diagnostic tests are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses. Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance. See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies. Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests. Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.

Explaining Abnormal Behavior

A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Author: Bruce F. Pennington

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513859

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Highly readable and accessible, this book describes how research in cognitive science is transforming the way scientists and clinicians think about abnormal behavior. Bruce Pennington draws on work from multiple disciplines to identify compelling links among psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders that are not generally studied together. Presenting cutting-edge work on the brain systems involved in key domains of neuropsychological functioning, Pennington sheds light on acquired neurological disorders like aphasia and amnesia, as well as the development of such conditions as schizophrenia, depression, dyslexia, autism, and intellectual disability. The book also reveals how the analysis of both typical and atypical brain-behavior relationships can contribute to a neural explanation of the self and consciousness.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.

Pediatric Critical Care E-Book

Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman,Jerry J. Zimmerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323081703

Category: Medical

Page: 1776

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Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients. Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach. Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities. Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more. Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access. Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field. Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations. Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at www.expertconsult.com.

Quality of Life Measurement in Neurodegenerative and Related Conditions

Author: Crispin Jenkinson,Michele Peters,Mark B. Bromberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491342

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Patient reported outcome measures are central to the evaluation of medical care and treatment regimes. Such measures depart from traditional clinical assessments as they are based on issues known to be of importance to patients. This book outlines the development and application of a variety of such measures in a wide range of neurological conditions. Introductory chapters outline issues in the application and validation of quality-of-life measures in neurology. Subsequent chapters survey the most widely used quality-of-life instruments in Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Alzheimer's/dementia. A chapter on cerebral palsy deals with the particular challenges to developing outcome measures for children. The book also addresses issues relating to the translation of measures for use in cross-cultural studies, handling missing data, carer experiences of long-term conditions, and methodological challenges. Essential reading for clinicians and researchers working in the field of neurology.

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care E-Book

Author: Juan A. Asensio,Donald D. Trunkey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070868

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Here’s a unified evidence-based approach to problems encountered in trauma and critical care surgical situations. Comprehensive and concise, it is ideal for a quick overview before entering the operating room or ICU, or as a review for board certification or recertification. Be prepared for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care. Get expert practical and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more. Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables.

Kaufman's Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists E-Book

Author: David Myland Kaufman,Mark J Milstein

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455740047

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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Completely revised in response to the new format of the ABPN certifying exam, Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists is the ideal reference to enhance your mastery of the neurology knowledge needed for the Psychiatry Board exam. Nearly 2000 multiple-choice practice questions, in print and online, assess your familiarity with the latest topics in the field! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Enhance your mastery of the material with the help of abundant line drawings, CTs, MRIs, and EEGs that demonstrate key clinical findings to facilitate diagnosis. Fully understand each condition's relevant history, neurologic and psychiatric features, easily performed office and bedside examinations, appropriate tests, differential diagnosis, and management options. Access comprehensive discussions of Alzheimer and commonly occurring non-Alzheimer dementias (such as Lewy bodies disease and frontotemporal dementia) and traumatic brain injury , and new imaging techniques. Find the answers you need on the hottest topics in neurology, including involuntary movement disorders; single gene mutations with neuropsychiatric manifestations; psychiatric comorbidity of neurologic illnesses and treatments; deep brain stimulation and other new treatments; and the neurologic effects of illicit drug use. See numerous neurologic conditions, which you have probably just read about, in life-like drawings of patients. Test your knowledge with over 1,900 multiple-choice review questions, including interactive questions online at www.expertconsult.com.

FDG PET/CT Imaging: Normal Variations and Benign Findings – Translation to PET/MRI, An Issue of PET Clinics,

Author: Mohsen Beheshti

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290094

Category: Medical

Page: 161

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This issue of PET Clinics examines normal variations and benign findings in FDG PET/CT Imaging. Topics include Standardization and quantification in FDG PET /CT imaging for staging and restaging of disease, dynamic changes in FDG update in normal tissues, as well as normal variations in the brain, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and in pediatrics.

Movement Disorders, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics,

Author: Joseph Jankovic

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323354645

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The daily life impact of movement disorders on people affected ranges from the inconvenient to major quality of life issues, depending upon the disorder and its progression. Topics in this issue of Neurologic Clinics address: Pathogenic Nechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease; Treatment Strategies in Early and Advanced Parkinson’s Disease; Atypical Parkinsonism; Medical and Surgical Treatment of Tremors; Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia; Huntington’s Disease: Pathogenesis and Treatment; Tics and Tourette Syndrome; Paroxysmal Movement Disorders; Drug-induced Movement Disorders; Wilson Disease and other Neurodegenerations with Metal Accumulations; Psychogenic Movement Disorders; Ataxia; Gait Disorders; and Movement Disorders in Systemic Diseases. Videos are planned for the majority of the presentations and each article presents an Overview, Imaging, Pathology, and Diagnostic Dilemmas. The editor of this issue of Neurologic Clinics, Dr. Joseph Jankovic, is well known as expert in the pathophysiology, diganosis, and management of movement disorders - he has served as president of the international Movement Disorder Society and is recipient of numerous research awards related to these disorders. Dr Jankovic has involved world renown experts as authors in this publication.

Stroke Imaging Update, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics - E-Book

Author: Pamela W. Schaefer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709387

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Topics include: Imaging of Ischemic Stroke; Hemorrhagic Stroke and Non-traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage; Acute Neuro-Interventional Therapies; Orbital and Intracranial Complications of Sinusitis; Traumatic Brain Injury; Central Nervous System Infections; Facial Trauma: What the Surgeon Wants to Know; Intracranial Hypo- and Hypertension; Seizures; Pediatric Central Nervous System Emergencies; Spine Emergencies; Infections and Inflammatory Processes of the Neck.