Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-01
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In CLINICAL MANUAL OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide invaluable input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury.The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country ' leading experts in the field. CLINICAL MANUAL OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS Includes cognitive disorders, as defined by DSM-IV-TR, and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric disorders that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementia, including dementia of the Alzheimer ' type; delirium; amnesia; and other cognitive disorders. Stresses why depression must be considered in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint as a primary diagnosis or complication of the underlying disease. Discusses medical conditions that can lead to depression or mania, including carcinoma of the pancreas, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and hyper- or hypoadrenocorticism. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, and the examination of language. Emphasizes the essential role of assessing an individual ' cognitive strengths and weaknesses in optimizing treatment planning and providing sound recommendations to patients and their families. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts. In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

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