This clinical reference offers an advanced discussion of the neuropsychological impact and features of the various forms of psychopathology. Focus is on the neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of these disorders, although psychosocial and environmental contributions will also be highlighted. In addition, this text discusses the application of neuropsychological practice within these clinical groupings, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
By presenting the neurological basis of psychopathology, this text is of particular benefit to professionals because viewing these presentations neurologically has been shown to increase diagnostic accuracy and intervention successfulness. Furthermore, this approach emphasizes the importance of looking at the other functional impacts of these disorders apart from emotional and behavioral effects.Key Topics:
Functional neuroanatomy of psychopathology Neurological basis and neuropsychological features of the major forms of psychopathology, as defined in the DSM-IV-TR Intervention and treatment options including pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and surgical
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 30 mm