Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Developmental…

Paperback | November 1, 1998

byJames C. Harris

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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 ofneuroscience, these two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. 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. Part I outlines the diagnostic process and the genetic history, providesdetails on the conduct of neuropsychological testing, and offers a detailed review of brain imaging techniques, moving from CT and MRI scanning to the most recent developments in functional MRI and PET scanning. Part II discusses mental retardation, cerebral palsy, the learning disorders, thepervasive developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Part III describes behavioral phenotypes in cytogenetic and other genetic disorders, genetic metabolic disorders, and disorders that result from gestational substance abuse. Part IV is devoted to developmental psychopathology andincludes Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, sleep disorders, and the syndromes of aggression and self-injury primarily occurring in mentally retarded persons. Part V covers treatment and includes detailed descriptions of psychotherapy, behavior therapy,pharmacological interventions, genetic counseling, and gene therapy. Finally, Part VI deals with legal and ethical issues as they pertain to developmentally disabled persons.

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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 ofneuroscience, these two books offer an integrated ...

James C. Harris is at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195131116

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Introduction: Historical Landmarks in Developmental NeuropsychiatryI. Methods of Assessment and Investigation1. Assessment, Interview, and Behavior Rating Scales2. Genetic History3. Neuropsychological Testing: Assessing the Mechanism of Cognition and Complex Behavioral Functioning4. Evaluation of Brain Structure and FunctionII. Developmental Disorders5. Mental Retardation6. Cerebral Palsy7. Learning Disorders8. Traumatic Brain Injury9. Pervasive Developmental DisordersIII. Behavioral Phenotypes10. Cytogenetic and Other Genetic Disorders Associated with Behavioral Phenotypes11. Genetic Metabolic Disorders Associated with Behavioral Phenotypes12. Behavioral Toxicity/Gestational Substance AbuseIV. Developmental Psychopathology13. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder14. Schizophrenia: A Neurodevelopmental Disorder15. Tourette's Disorder16. Sleep Disorders17. Destructive Behavior: Aggression and Self-InjuryV. Treatment in Developmental Neuropsychiatry18. Psychotherapy in Developmental Disorders19. Behavior Therapy20. Psychopharmacological Interventions21. Counseling and Treatment of Genetic DiseasesVI. Legal Aspects22. Public Law and the Rights of the Disabled

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