Trouble in Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook by Jenni Ogden

Trouble in Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook

byJenni Ogden

Paperback | February 16, 2012

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In Trouble in Mind, neuropsychologist Jenni Ogden, author of Fractured Minds, transports the reader into the world of some of her most memorable neurological patients as she explores with compassion, insight, and vivid description the human side of brain damage. These are tales of patientswho, as the result of stroke, brain tumor, car crash, or neurological disease, begin thinking and behaving strangely, and with their loved ones' support embark on the long journey to recovery, acceptance of disability and sometimes, death. There is Luke, the gang member who loses his speech but finds he can still sing his favorite blues number "Trouble in Mind," and HM, who teaches the world about memory and becomes the most studied single case in medical history. You will meet Julian, who misplaces his internal map of the human body,and Melody, a singer who risks losing her song when she undergoes brain surgery to cure her epilepsy. Then there is Kim with a severe head injury, and Sophie who has just enough time to put her house in order before Alzheimer's dementia steals her insight. For these and the many other patients whosestories are told in this book, the struggle to understand their disordered minds and disobedient bodies takes extraordinary courage, determination, and patience. For health professionals and researchers working with these patients, the ethical and emotional challenges can be as demanding as theintellectual and treatment decisions they make daily. Trouble In Mind is written in an accessible narrative style that is both accurate and intimate. It will be enjoyed by readers - whether students, researchers, or professionals in mental health and neuroscience, patients with neurological disorders and their families, or general readers - who want tolearn more about brain disorders and the doctors who care for those who suffer them.

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Jenni Ogden holds a PhD in psychology and worked as a university professor, researcher and practitioner in the fields of clinical psychology and neuropsychology for 27 years. The author of the popular text, Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology, she now lives with her husband on a remote island off the coas...
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Title:Trouble in Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's CasebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:February 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199827001

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Table of Contents

1. Backstory: The Basics of Clinical Neuropsychology2. Lost for Words: Two Tales of Aphasia3. Left Out, Right In! The Artist with Hemineglect4. The CEO Has Left the Building: Control and the Frontal Lobes5. The Man Who Misplaced His Body6. The Mind-Blind Motorcyclist7. HM and Elvis: A Special Memory8. The Singer or the Song: A Pact with Epilepsy9. The Amazing Woman: Half a Brain Will Do the Job!10. Just a Few Knocks on the Head: The Concussion Conundrum11. How To Get There: The Far Side of Severe Brain Injury12. Shaken Up: Taking Control of Parkinson's Disease13. Hard, Ain't It Hard: A Family's Fight with Huntington's Disease14. The Long Goodbye: Coming to Terms with Alzheimer's Disease