Practitioner's Guide to Symptom Base Rates in the General Population

Paperback | January 5, 2006

EditorRobert J. McCaffrey, Lyndsey Bauer, Anjali A. Palav

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This volume is a compilation of the symptoms reported among the control groups from studies involving neuropsychologically impaired individuals and those with various medical and psychiatric conditions.The proposed project represents the logical progression from the previous volume, Practitioner's Guide to Symptom Base Rates in Clinical Neuropsychology. Whereas the previous book presented findings from the patient population, this book will cover the base rate of a particular symptom in the nonpatient/general population. This volume would provide clinicians with the necessary information to interpret any given patient's presenting symptoms relative to what is "normal" in the general population or "normal" for people similar to the patient. When used in conjunction with the previous volume, the clinician will also be able to interpret presenting symptoms relative to what is "typical" for patients with the same condition, allowing the clinician to consider the patient from a variety of standpoints. This volume would be of great usefulness to a wide variety of clinical practitioners in the fields of clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, forensics, neurology, neuropsychiatry, and psychiatry.The volume would also be useful in a variety of research settings. Examples of its applicability include providing valuable information to medical and psychological professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry in the development of new drugs, as well as professionals working in such areas as epidemiology and environmental health.

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This volume is a compilation of the symptoms reported among the control groups from studies involving neuropsychologically impaired individuals and those with various medical and psychiatric conditions.The proposed project represents the logical progression from the previous volume, Practitioner's Guide to Symptom Base Rates in Clinica...

Dr. Robert McCaffrey is a Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York in Albany. He is a leading figure in the neuropsychology community, a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Disability Consultants. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Neurops...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:243 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:January 5, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387267573

ISBN - 13:9780387267579

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Table of Contents

A Brief Overview of Base Rates.- Control Groups: Adult Control Groups.- College students.- Combat veterans.- Community members.- Family practice.- General practice patients.- Internal medicine.- Litigants.- Medical and Dental students.- Neurology.- Nonsmokers.- Normal.- Occupational.- Psychiatric adults.- Child and Adolescent Control Groups.- Clinic referred children.- Delinquents.- Elementary school children.- High school students.- Psychiatric referred children.- Secondary school students.- Special Education students.- Elderly Control Groups.- Alzheimer's disease spouses.- Frail elderly.- Nursing home.- References.- Symptom Index.

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"Base Rates are an extremely important part of clinical practice. This book provides that information and does so in a concise and easy reference manner. It is complete with thousands of symptoms, as well as representative populations. For neuropsychologists, this is definitely worth owning, especially in conjunction with the earlier publication [Practitioner's Guide to Symptom Base Rates in Clinical Neuropsychology]. 4 Stars!"Christopher J. Graver, PhD, University of Michigan Health System. Published in Doody's Book Review. "... a valuable guide to locating literature that offers answers to questions we may want to answer in clinical and forensic evaluations ... a valuable resource for clinical, forensic, and research use ...." Paul R. Lees-Haley, Ph.D., Huntsville, Alabama, Applied Neuropsychology