Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases Practical Approaches to Patient Care

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical Approaches to Patient Care provides a practical approach to evaluating and treating the psychiatric conditions that affect patients with common neurologic diseases, ranging from Alzheimer's to stroke to headaches. Drawing from the wisdom and expertise of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, one of the largest and most well-known faculties in this specialized field, the book presents a wealth of useful clinical information for neurologists, psychiatrists, and other physicians who care for patients with neurologic diseases. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. XVII
Psychiatric Assessments and Syndromes
The Psychiatric Examination of the Neurologic Patientp. 3
Overview of Psychiatric Symptoms and Syndromesp. 41
Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases
Strokep. 67
Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 83
Headaches and Chronic Painp. 101
Multiple Sclerosisp. 131
Epilepsyp. 159
Parkinson's Diseasep. 189
Alzheimer's Diseasep. 217
Frontotemporal Dementiap. 235
Huntington's Diseasep. 251
Cerebellar Diseasesp. 267
Tourette's Syndromep. 281
Brain Tumors, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, HIV/AIDS, and Wilson's Diseasep. 305
Psychiatric Treatments
Antidepressantsp. 323
Stimulants and Dopamine Augmentersp. 335
Neurolepticsp. 345
Mood Stabilizersp. 357
Anxiolyticsp. 369
Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantinep. 375
Electroconvulsive Therapyp. 381
Psychotherapyp. 389
Nonpharmacologic Interventions Other Than Psychotherapyp. 397
Glossary of Important Mental Phenomena and Symptomsp. 405
Indexp. 411
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