Understanding the neuropsychology of various conditions is important clinically and theoretically. This authorative book is the first to cover the subject in depth in a single volume and will prove invaluable to clinicians and trainees, as well as to trainee psychologists and postgraduates. It provides a ready reference of the nature, extent, location and putative causes of cognitive dysfunction in major brain disorders. The organisation of the book is according to disease category, providing a volume of reviews, by experts in their areas, of all the principal neurological and psychiatric disorders. A summary of the key details of the disorder is featured at the beginning of each chapter.
Table of Contents
Research Issues in the Neuropsychological Investigation of Brain Disease. The Neuropsychological Consequences of Ruptured Aneurysms of the Anterior Communicating Artery. The Neuropsychological Consequences of Temporal Lobe Lesions. Parietal Lobe Syndromes. The Neuropsychological Sequelae of Frontal Lobe Damage. Visual Defects as a Result of Occipital Lesions. Cognitive Dysfunction in Hypocephalus. Dementia of the Alzheimer Type. Huntington's Disease. Parkinson's Disease. Schizophrenia. Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. The Neuropsychological Profile in Primary Depression. Cognitive Theories of Autism. Cognitive Dysfunction in Tuberous Sclerosis and Other Neuronal Migation Disorders. Motor Neuron Disease.