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Neuropsychology for health care professionals and attorneys

Author: Robert J Sbordone; Ronald E Saul
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This volume seeks to simplify the field of neuropsychology for practising attorneys who handle cases involving brain damage or post-traumatic stress disorders. It provides information on the field, including its origins and historical development, its purpose, use and theoretical foundations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sbordone, Robert J.
Neuropsychology for health care professionals and attorneys.
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00023929
(OCoLC)43520957
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sbordone; Ronald E Saul
ISBN: 1420025759 9781420025750
OCLC Number: 70200645
Description: 1 online resource (489 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGYDefinitionHistorical DevelopmentNeuropsychological Assessment BackgroundReferencesTHE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTExperience in Clinical NeuropsychologyTheoretical Orientation of the PsychologistCompetence in the Field of NeuropsychologyReferencesCLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: COMPARISON WITH OTHER SPECIALTIESComparison of Clinical Neuropsychologists with Clinical PsychologistsComparison Between Clinical Neuropsychologists and PsychiatristsComparison Between Clinical Neuropsychologists and NeurologistsThe Role of Behavioral Neurologists and NeuropsychiatristsReferencesNEUROANATOMYThe BrainThe Cerebral Lobes of the BrainFrontal LobesThe Limbic System The Basal GangliaThe Brain StemCerebrovascular SystemCerebroventricular SystemBrain Damage Caused by HydrocephalusReferencesNEUROBEHAVIORAL DISORDERSAmnesiaDeliriumDementiaThe Executive Functions of the BrainElectrical InjuryHypoxic EncephalopathyNeurotoxic DamagePre-Existing Neurobehavioral DisordersReferencesPOSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERDefinitionAcute Stress DisorderHistorical Background of PTSDEpidemiology of PTSDPTSD Following Motor Vehicle AccidentsChronicity of SymptomsComorbidity of SystemsBiological Basis of PTSDClinical Assessment of PTSDNeuropsychological Assessment of PTSD PatientsRelationship between PTSD and Closed Head InjuriesReferencesMILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIESIncidence and Risk FactorsAssessing the Severity of a Traumatic Brain InjuryMild Traumatic Brain InjuriesCerebral Concussion and "Postconcussive Syndrome"Use of Neuropsychological Tests to Corroborate Postconcussive SymptomsDisorders that can Mimic a Postconcussive SyndromeReferencesSEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES AND SEIZURESFocal Brain InjuryPenetrating Brain InjuriesDiffuse Axonal Brain InjuriesSecondary Brain DamagePosttraumatic EpilepsyDiagnosis of SeizuresBehavioral and Psychological Manifestations of Temporal and Frontal Lobe SeizuresTraumatic Brain Injuries in ChildrenNeurodiagnostic Studies of Patients with Traumatic Brain InjuriesReferencesNEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTDefinitionClinical Interview with Patient and Significant OthersRole of Confounding Factors on Patient's Neuropsychological Test PerformanceUse of Clinical History to Detect MalingeringDifferent Schools of Thought about the Importance of Obtaining Clinical HistoryNecessity of Interviewing Significant OthersThe Importance of Taking a Careful and Comprehensive Background HistoryBackground Information to Be ObtainedThe Mental Status ExaminationReview of RecordsReferencesNEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTINGValidity of Neuropsychological TestsHit RatesReliabilityUse of Psychological Assistants or TechniciansConditions During Testing Which May Mask the Presence of Brain DamageStandardized Neuropsychological Test BatteriesTests to Assess IntelligenceTests to Assess Attention and ConcentrationTests to Assess LanguageTests to Assess Academic AchievementTests to Assess Visuospatial and Perceptual SkillsTests to Assess Motor FunctionsTests to Assess Learning and MemoryTests to Assess Abstract ThinkingTests to Assess Conceptual Thinking/Problem Solving SkillsAssessing the Executive Functions of the BrainTests to Assess Personality/Emotional AdjustmentTests to Assess MalingeringTest SummaryReferencesSCORING AND INTERPRETATIONScoring and Interpretation of Neuropsychological Test Data\ScoringQuantitative Methods of InterpretationNeuropsychological Inferences from Test DataReferencesSAMPLES OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTSSamples #1 -#6Appendix A: Glossary of Neurological and Neuropsychological TermsAppendix B: Psychotopic AgentsAppendix C: Description, Strength, and Limitations of Widely Used Neuropsychological TestsIndex
Responsibility: Robert J. Sbordone, Ronald E. Saul.

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