This book describes contemporary clinical practice in the application of neurosurgical methods to the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It covers diverse topics such as neuroimaging, ethics and a historical review, Gamma Knife and High Frequency Ultrasound ablation, deep brain electrical stimulation and preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up. Its application in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Major Depression, Tourette syndrome, Addiction, Anorexia, Aggression and Schizophrenia are discussed in separated chapters. This book presents concise information provided by clinical and academic practitioners and will facilitate the application of neurosurgical treatment techniques to patients.
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 6624 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
Edition: 2015 ed.
"Neurosurgical Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders is an excellent, timely, and remarkably, integrative text that presents a rich blend of basic and clinically oriented neuroscientific knowledge that has direct relevance to rational diagnosis and treatment of patients who are not healed by traditional means. There is much to be learned from this text for all professionals whose work involves the interaction of brain and behavior." (James A. Moses Jr., PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (37), September, 2015)"It would be most appropriate for clinicians and researchers in neurology, psychiatry, and especially neurosurgery. ... This book encourages clinicians to consider ablation techniques and deep brain stimulation as potential therapies for severe and refractory mental illness. The authors discuss the neurosurgical techniques that have been employed and the available data supporting their use. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant neuroanatomy, imaging, and surgical techniques that have led to major advances in target precision." (Melissa Jones, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2015)