Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook by Stefano CappaCognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook by Stefano Cappa

Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

EditorStefano Cappa, Jubin Abutalebi, Jean-Francois Demonet

Hardcover | March 11, 2008

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The study of patients affected by disorders of the central nervous system is one of the crucial research methods for investigating the organization of cognitive functions in the brain. However, many clinicians remain unaware of the significant advances that have taken place in the field ofcognitive neuroscience in the last decades. This book provides an introduction to the cognitive and behavioural aspects of the clinical practice of neurology. Most of the contributors to this book combine an active clinical practice with a leading role in their respective research area, and have provided concise summaries of the theoretical advances which they consider as potentially relevant for the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients. Thisgeneral approach has led to a format which is different from the many textbooks of neuropsychology that have appeared in the last few years. The organization of the material follows the main issues of diagnostic evaluation, clinical presentation and management. As a consequence, the book deals notonly with the classical neuropsychological syndromes associated with stroke and degenerative dementias, but also with other common clinical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, head injury, epilepsy and psychiatric disorders, which are often neglected in neuropsychology textbooks. Cognitive Neurology will be essential for neurologists in training, who want to understand how the observations they make everyday in the clinic relate to the expanding knowledge about the organization of cognition and emotion in the human brain. It will also be of interest to psychologists andcognitive neuroscientists, speech and language clinicians and rehabilitation specialists and psychiatrists.
Stefano F. Cappa received his M.D. at the University of Milano, where he completed his neurology training. He has held assistant professor and associate professor positions in neurology and neurological rehabilitation at the University of Brescia. He has been professor of neuropsychology at the Vita Salute S. Raffaele University in Mil...
Title:Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.18 inPublished:March 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198569270

ISBN - 13:9780198569275


Table of Contents

Part I - Assessment Methods1. Jean-Francois Demonet: Clinical examination2. Jeremie Pariente: Neuropsychological testing3. Guillaume Thierry: Neuroimaging and other ancillary techniquesPart II - Neuropsychological Syndromes Associated with Focal Brain DamageJulien Bogousslavsky: Introduction4. Jubin Abutalebi and Stefano F Cappa: Language disorders5. Ferdinand Binkofski and Kathrin Reetz: Apraxia6. Angelo Maravita: Spatial disorders7. Sandra Lehmann and Armin Schnider: Memory disorders8. Jean-Marie Annoni: Neurobehavioural disorders after stroke9. Stefano F Cappa and Lisa Cipolotti: Cognitive and behavioural disorders associated with space-occupying lesionsPart III - Dementias10. Peter Garrard: Differential diagnosis in dementia11. Andrew J Larner: Alzheimer's Disease12. Jared Narvid and Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini: Frontotemporal lobar dementia13. John Bowler: Vascular dementia14. John E Duda and Ian G McKeith: Cortical Lewy body disease: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease with dementia15. William S Brooks, Clement T Loy, John B J Kwok and Peter R Schofield: Genetics of dementiaPart IV - Cognitive Disorders in other Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases16. Anna Mazzucchi: Cognitive and behavioural disorders following traumatic brain injury17. Daniela Wyss and Jurg Kesselring: Neuropsychological problems: cognitive and affective disturbances in MS18. Christoph Helmstaedter: Neuropsychology of epilepsy19. J H Barnett and Paul C Fletcher: Cognition in schizophrenia20. Belinda Lennox and Paul C Fletcher: Neurocognition of depression21. Sean A Spence: 'Others' and others: hysteria and the divided selfPart V - Treatment Issues22. Ulrich Mueller: Pharmacological treatment23. Stefano F Cappa: Rehabilitation of cognitive disorders