Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance

Hardcover | December 12, 2012

EditorPeter Arnett

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It has long been appreciated among clinical neuropsychologists that both primary and secondary factors contribute to cognitive dysfunction in neurological patients. Primary influences are the direct result of the extent and location of damage to the brain. Secondary influences stem fromsomething associated with brain injury or disease besides the specific areas of the brain affected. For example, a patient with a neurological disease may develop depression, something which in turn often impacts cognitive functioning. Other secondary factors associated with disease besidesdepression can also negatively impact cognitive functioning, including anxiety, pain, fatigue, and motor impairments, to name a few. Despite the widespread appreciation of the importance of such secondary factors on cognitive functioning in clinical neuropsychology, there has never been a single source for this information that is readily available to clinicians and researchers. The present volume provides such a source, using anevidence-based framework comprised of two broad sections. The first section includes chapters that comprehensively address particular secondary influences, independent of any particular neurological disorder. For example, there are chapters on the impact on cognitive functioning of depression,anxiety, fatigue, pain, diagnosis threat, and symptom invalidity. The second section has chapters that focus on specific neurological conditions and the most salient secondary factors that need to be considered in these conditions. Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic BrainInjury, Alzheimer's Disease/MCI/Stroke, and Epilepsy are all considered. The chapters include vivid case studies that illustrate the principles outlined in the chapters to help clinicians consider how such principles can apply to particular patients. Chapters also include evidence-based guidelinesfor clinical practice. The final chapter highlights some areas especially in need of further research and study that will be of particular interest and importance to clinicians.

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It has long been appreciated among clinical neuropsychologists that both primary and secondary factors contribute to cognitive dysfunction in neurological patients. Primary influences are the direct result of the extent and location of damage to the brain. Secondary influences stem fromsomething associated with brain injury or disease ...

Peter Arnett, PhD, is Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPreface to the National Academy of Neuropsychological Series on Evidence-Based PracticesPreface to the Second Volume in the National Academy of Neuropsychological Series on Evidence-Based Practices1. Peter Arnett: OverviewPart I: Relationship of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, fatigue, motor impairments, diagnosis threat, and effort to cognitive functioning2. Kyle Boone and Elizabeth Ziegler: Malingering/effort3. Michael Basso: Depression and affective disorders: Impact on the level of cognitive functioning4. Bruce Christiansen: Depression and affective disorders: Impact on the content of cognitive functioning5. Colin MacLeod and Pat Clarke: Anxiety6. John DeLuca and Lauren Strober: Fatigue7. Jake Epker and Melissa Odgen: Pain8. Peter Arnett, Gray Vargas and Dede Ukueberuwa: Motor Impairments9. Julie Suhr: Diagnosis Threat/Expectation as EtiologyPart II: Complexities in assessing depression, anxiety, and fatigue in the context of specific neurological conditions10. Jared Bruce Holly Westervelt, and Joanie Thelen: Multiple Sclerosis11. David Moore, Kaitlin Blackstone, and Steven Paul Woods: HIV12. Alexander Trister, Lindsay P. Prizer, and Amber Baxley: Parkinson's Disease13. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Elizabeth Ziegler, and Chad Sanders: Traumatic Brain Injury14. Lloyd Stephen Miller and Antonio Nicholas Puente: Alzheimer's Disease/MCI/Stroke15. Bruce Hermann and David Loring: EpilepsyPart III: Assessment and Treatment of secondary influences, plus final summary chapter16. Peter Arnett and Amanda Rabinowitz: Assessing Secondary Influences and Their Impact on Neuropsychological Test Performance17. Peter Arnett: Summing Things up: Where We Stand, Where We Need to Go From HereIndex