Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology

Paperback | February 1, 2005

byJenni A. Ogden

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Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many "ordinary people" demonstratewhen coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. At another level, it is a well-referenced and up-to-date textbook that provides a holistic view of the practice of clinical neuropsychology. Included are reader-friendly descriptions and explanations of a wide range of neurologicaldisorders and neuroscientific concepts. Two introductory chapters are followed by 17 chapters that each focus on a specific disorder and include research, clinical assessment, rehabilitation, and a detailed case study. Disorders range across the full spectrum from common ones such as traumaticbrain injury and dementia, to rare disorder such as autotopagnosia. Each of the 16 chapters retained from the first edition has been revised to reflect current research and clinical advances. Three new chapters on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease incorporatediscussion of important current topics such as genetically-transmitted diseases, genetic counseling, gene transplantation, functional neurosurgery, and the complex ethical issues that go hand-in-hand with these new techniques. This informative and engaging book will be of interest to students ofclinical psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology, health professionals who work with neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers who are simply fascinated by the mind and brain.

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Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many "ordinary people" demonstratewhen coping with the extraordinary stress of ...

Jenni A. Ogden is at University of Auckland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195171365

ISBN - 13:9780195171365

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology2. The Neuropsychological Assessment3. Marooned in the Moment: H.M., A Case of Global Amnesia4. Out of Control: The Consequences and Treatment of Epilepsy5. The Breakdown of Language: Case Studies of Aphasia6. A Body in the Mind: A Case of Autotopagnosia7. Out of Mind, Out of Sight: A Case of Hemineglect8. Vision Without Knowledge: Visual Object Agnosia and Prosopagnosia9. The Impaired Executive: A Case of Frontal-Lobe Dysfunction10. Beating the Odds: Severe Head Injury and the Importance of Ongoing Rehabilitation11. The Unseen Injury: Minor Closed Head Injury12. Explosion in the Mind: A Case of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage13. Twenty Years Too Late: Organic Solvent Neurotoxicity14. Tomorrow is Another Day: Living with Multiple Sclerosis15. Mind over Matter: Coping with Parkinson's Disease16. Huntington's Disease: A Family Challenged17. Dementia: A Family Tragedy18. Split Brain, Split Mind? Case L.B.19. A Whole Life with Half a Brain: Kate's Story

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"Although this book is very different than others in the field, its incorporation of the human element makes it stand out as a 'must have.' The second edition offers new chapters on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease, and improves previous chapters with newmedical information and patient updates." --Doody's