Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approach to Patient Care by Phillip R. SlavneyPsychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approach to Patient Care by Phillip R. Slavney

Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approach to Patient Care

EditorPhillip R. Slavney, Constantine Lyketsos, Peter V. Rabins

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

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Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approaches to Patient Care is targeted at neurologists, psychiatrists, and other physicians who care for patients with the most common neurologic diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to stroke to headaches to multiple sclerosis to epilepsy.The book provides a practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric conditions that affect the vast majority of these patients and are as disabling as the neurologic symptoms. Drawing from the collective wisdom and clinical expertise of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Divisionof Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, one of the largest and most well known faculties in this specialized field, the book provides a wealth of useful clinical information for physicians who care for these patients. The volume is divided into three parts: the first part (2 chapters) providesa detailed approach to the evaluation and differential diagnosis of the neurologic patient with psychiatric symptoms followed by a discussion of the common psychiatric syndromes seen in these patients. The second part discusses in detail the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and treatment ofpsychiatric conditions in 12 neurologic diseases, written by experts in each of these diseases. The third discusses in depth the range of psychiatric treatments, both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic, available to treat the psychiatric aspects of neurologic diseases, specifically tailored totheir use with the neurologic patient. The book is intended to serve as a practical reference for clinicians and is written in clear language, with distinct separated text segments, linked to the frequent use of tables. A glossary of terms, used throughout the book, is provided at the end for easyreference.

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Phillip Slavney is Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine and Director of General Hospital Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Constantine Lyketsos is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Peter Rabins is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University Sch...
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Title:Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approach to Patient CareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019530943X

ISBN - 13:9780195309430

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ForewordPreface and AcknowledgmentsContributorsPart 1: Psychiatric Assessments and Syndromes1. The Psychiatric Examination of the Neurologic Patient2. Overview of Psychiatric Symptoms and SyndromesPart 2: Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases3. Stroke4. Traumatic Brain Injury5. Headaches and Chronic Pain6. Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis7. Epilepsy8. Parkinson's Disease9. Alzheimer's Disease10. Frontotemporal Dementia11. Huntington's Disease12. Cerebellar Diseases13. Tourette's Syndrome14. Brain Tumors, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, Wilson's DiseasePart 3: Psychiatric Treatments15. Antidepressants16. Stimulants and Dopamine Augmenters17. Neuroleptics18. Mood Stabilizers19. Anxiolytics20. Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine21. Electroconvulsive Therapy22. Psychotherapy23. Nonpharmacologic Interventions Other Than PsychotherapyGlossaryIndex