Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience by Jeffrey L. Cummings

Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

byJeffrey L. Cummings, Michael S. Mega

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This is the long-awaited successor to Jeffrey Cummings' classic work, Clinical Neuropsychiatry, published in 1985. That book represented an integration of behavioral neurology and biological psychiatry into a single volume devoted to explicating brain-behavior relationships. It wasclinically oriented and intended for practitioners caring for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. The new title reflects the authors' effort to link the recent explosion of new information from neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, genetics, neuropharmacology, neuropathology, and neuroimaging to theclinical descriptions. Yet the clinical emphasis of its predecessor has been maintained. Each chapter has a consistent approach and the book as whole provides a practical, easy-to-use synthesis of clinical advice and basic science. The volume is enhanced by 4-color images throughout. It isintended for students, residents, fellows, and practitioners of neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It will also be of interest to individuals in neuroimaging.

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Jeffrey L. Cummings and Michael S. Mega are both at University of California, School of Medicine, LA.
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Title:Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.74 × 11.26 × 1.34 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138589

ISBN - 13:9780195138580

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Neurobiological Basis of Behavior3. The Neuropsychiatric Interview, Mental Status Examination, and Neurologic Assessment4. Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders5. Principles of Neuropsychiatry6. Disorders of Speech and Language7. Memory Disorders8. Visupatial, Visuoperceptual, and Right Hemisphere Disturbances9. Frontal Lobe Dysfunction10. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias11. Delirium12. Psychosis, Delusions, and Schizophrenia13. Hallucinations14. Disturbances of Mood and Affect15. Apathy and Personality Alterations16. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Syndromes with Repetitive Behaviors17. Anxiety Disorders18. Movement Disorders19. Tics, Startle Syndromes, and Myoclonus20. Catatonia, Motoric Manifestations of Psychiatric Illnesses, and Drug-Induced Motor System Disturbances21. Epilepsy and Temporal-Limbic Syndromes22. Dissociative States, Multiple Personity, and Hysteria23. Disturbances of Sleep, Appetite, and Sexual Function24. Violence and Aggression25. Developmental Neuropsychiatric Syndromes26. Focal Brain Disorders and Related Condiditons

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"This is an important, succint, well written and beautifully illustrated text book of neuropsychiatry." --Journal of Electrophysiological Technology