Clinical neuropsychology : a practical guide to assessment by Laura H. Goldstein, Jane E. McNeil

By Laura H. Goldstein, Jane E. McNeil

That includes updates and revisions, the second one variation of Clinical Neuropsychology presents trainee and working towards clinicians with useful, real-world suggestion on neuropsychological evaluate and rehabilitation.

  • Offers illustrated assurance of neuroimaging thoughts and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative disorders
  • Features elevated insurance of expert components of labor, together with serious mind harm, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, assessing psychological capability, and cognitive impairment and driving
  • Features up to date literature and elevated insurance of themes which are of direct medical relevance to trainee and practising medical psychologists
  • Includes chapters written through pros with a long time' event within the education of medical psychologists

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Most neurons communicate with each other by the release of specific signalling molecules, called neurotransmitters, at synapses. , 1991). More than 50 neuroactive peptides have been found to be pharmacologically active. In the brain, glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter and GABA the major inhibitory transmit­ ter (Parent, 1996). The molecular dissection of receptor proteins reveals many subtypes, thus offering the possibility of more specific therapeutic compounds to treat those disorders where there are demonstrable neurotransmitter deficits such 26 CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY as the depletion of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, among others, in Alzheimer’s disease.

Baddeley, A. D. (1985) The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test. Thames Valley Test Company, Bury St Edmunds, UK. Wilson, B. , Emslie, H. & Evans, J. J. (1996) Behavioural Assess­ ment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome. Thames Valley Test Company, Bury St Edmunds, UK. PART II Neuroscience Background CHAPTER 2 Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology Nigel J. Cairns Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA INTRODUCTION TO NEUROANATOMY The human brain is a marvel of evolution.

36 CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Understanding the nervous system is facilitated by examining the connectivity and functioning of neurons and clusters of neurons (or nuclei), at different levels of organization. INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPATHOLOGY Neuropathology is the clinical practice and study of the pathology and pathogenesis of diseases of the nervous system. These may be usefully divided into those that are primary or secondary diseases. Primary diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, develop within the cells and structures of the nervous system.

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