The Fundamentals of Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Hardcover | July 15, 1999

byMichael Alan Taylor

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Increasingly, psychiatrists make little distinction between psychiatric and neurologic disorders, considering them all as dysfunctions of the central nervous system. This is a practical how to book intended primarily for trainees and practicing clinicians unfamiliar with the relatively newfield of neuropsychiatry. It is written as the author might teach the material during clinical rounds and in small group seminars. In a clear and engaging style, he explains what to do and how to do it, giving the rationale for each step, and synthesizing neuropsychiatric principles with practicalguidelines for diagnosis and management of adult patients. Many tables are included for quick reference and to help the reader to quickly see the big picture of a given topic. The book covers personality and personality disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychiatric disorders, alcohol andsubstance abuse, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, headache and violence. It can be used as an introductory text for psychiatric residents, medical students, and others who care for persons with behavioral disorders. It can also be usedas a clinical manual or reference by practitioners in psychiatry and neurology.

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Increasingly, psychiatrists make little distinction between psychiatric and neurologic disorders, considering them all as dysfunctions of the central nervous system. This is a practical how to book intended primarily for trainees and practicing clinicians unfamiliar with the relatively newfield of neuropsychiatry. It is written as th...

Michael Alan Taylor is at The Chicago Medical School.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130375

ISBN - 13:9780195130379

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Table of Contents

1. Brain Organization and Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Function2. Neuropsychiatric Evaluation3. Psychopathologic Phenomena4. The Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologic Examination5. Patient Management6. Personality and Personality Disorders7. Depression8. Bipolar Mood Disorders9. Psychosis10. Epilepsy and Related Syndromes11. Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke12. Dementia13. Substance Induced Neuropsychiatric Disorders14. Obsessional Syndromes15. Anxiety Disorders16. Aches and Pains, Sex and Sleep, and Violence

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"The Fundamentals of Clinical Neuropsychiatry is a clear, comprehensive and very useful portrayal of the current state of neuropsychiatric and psychiatric knowledge. It also highlights the work that needs to be done in the future. We should all be grateful that Dr. Taylor has made theeffort to summarize his considerable knowledge and experience."--Gary J. Tucker, MD, and Paul E. Holtzheimer, MD, in Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology