Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

Author: John R Hodges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192629760

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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The new edition of this popular book is unique in describing how to assess patients with memory and other cognitive complaints without the use of complex equipment. Based on Professor Hodges' own extensive personal clinical experience, it is particularly relevant to clinicians working in memory clinics.

Demenz

Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8898

Unter einer Demenz leiden oder mit Demenz leben? Eine Demenzerkrankung stellt für Angehörige und Freunde des Erkrankten eine enorme Herausforderung dar. Ein Mensch, den man so gut kannte, verändert sich auf unbegreifliche Weise – mit Konsequenzen auch für das eigene Leben. Dave Pulsford und Rachel Thompson erläutern Schritt für Schritt, wie eine Demenzerkrankung verläuft. Sie nehmen Angehörige und Pflegende mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Demenz und erklären, was mit dem erkrankten Menschen passiert und auch, welche Auswirkungen die Erkrankung auf das Umfeld hat. Wo kann man sich informieren? Wo findet man Unterstützung? Eine Demenz schreitet ständig fort, und so müssen auch Angehörige sich dem weiteren Verlauf der Erkrankung immer wieder anpassen. Auch hier bietet das Buch Unterstützung, mit dem Ziel einer möglichst hohen Lebensqualität für Erkrankte und Angehörige.

Community Mental Health for Older People

Author: Gerard J. Byrne,Christine C. Neville

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578992

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 4431

Community Mental Health for Older People is the perfect resource for mental health workers as it discuses the ageing population, within the context of community mental health. It provides a comprehensive overview of the important issues and clinical practices that influence mental health care for older people. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective it is suitable for all health workers in community mental health teams (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, clinical psychologists, consumer representatives, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, registered nurses, social workers, etc) as it incorporates the use of case studies to aid in the application of evidence-based practice. Multidisciplinary approach serves to illustrate the breadth and context of mental issues for older people Chapters are topical and relevant, discussing issues such as service provision, cultural and rural issues, major disorders and interventions, as well as ethical and legal issues. Vignettes are included throughout the clinical chapters and serve to illustrate real cases derived from practice Evidence-based practice is a key element to this pivotal new text as it highlights the best method of practise, in a clear and accessible manner. Highly readable style without the bulkiness of excessive references This text will cover issues relevant to the mental health of older people within a community context in Australia and New Zealand. Issues will include population health and the clinical management of the major concerns experienced with the diverse clinical presentations by older people. The mental health care of older people is now considered a specialist area with older person’s mental health services being key components of the mental health service framework. The publication is primarily aimed at health workers in community mental health teams (registered nurses, clinical psychologists, medical practitioners, social workers, occupational therapists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers etc), but would incorporate those trainee health professionals involved in relevant undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder

A Guide for Clinicians

Author: Joseph F. Goldberg,Katherine Burdick

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585628875

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 6294

A growing body of clinical and experimental evidence shows that neurocognitive dysfunction is a fundamental -- yet frequently ignored or misidentified -- component of bipolar disorder. The first comprehensive book of its kind, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Clinicians compiles the latest data in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, and functional outcomes research to enable clinicians to more effectively utilize pharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques in their treatment of bipolar disorder. This volume outlines and demystifies current knowledge about neuropsychological functioning in bipolar disorder in a reader-friendly, easy-to-understand guide for practitioners. Its 12 chapters, written by 23 internationally-renowned expert contributors, examine such topics as attentional and executive functioning, neuroimaging and genetic correlates of cognitive functioning, pharmacological strategies, bipolar disorder in pediatric patients, and cognition across the life span. The book also comes with the added benefit of A review of neurocognitive domains, examples of their operation in everyday life, the neuroanatomical regions with which they are associated, and common tests used to assess their function Summarized data from large-scale clinical trials, including the National Institute of Mental Health Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) study Take-home points at the end of each chapter summarizing main concepts and "clinical pearls" Case studies and illustrative examples depicting the application of specific neurocognitive principles Using relevant applications from cognitive neuroscience, Cognitive Dysfunction in Bipolar Disorder provides clinicians with a comprehensive overview of astounding breakthroughs in the assessment and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder. It plows new ground in the mental health industry, correcting distortions and laying the foundation for future clinical research in this rapidly expanding field.

Clinical Neuropsychology

A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians

Author: Laura H. Goldstein,Jane E. McNeil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470683716

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 2164

Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinicians with practical, real-world advice on neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Offers illustrated coverage of neuroimaging techniques and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative disorders Features increased coverage of specialist areas of work, including severe brain injury, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, assessing mental capacity, and cognitive impairment and driving Features updated literature and increased coverage of topics that are of direct clinical relevance to trainee and practicing clinical psychologists Includes chapters written by professionals with many years' experience in the training of clinical psychologists

Quick Cognitive Screening for Clinicians

Clock-drawing and Other Brief Tests

Author: Kenneth I. Shulman,Anthony Feinstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1841842397

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 2718

Cognitive screening tests are essential instruments for clinicians working with patients suffering from dementias, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and many other neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. This authoritative book highlights the importance of early detection, focusing on those cognitive screening tests that can be carried out quickly and yet provide essential information for the assessment, management and treatment of these patients. Explanation is given on how and when these tests should be used and the book also helps to synthesize the vast body of literature available in this area, providing clinicians with essential practical tools for use in their daily practice.

The Psychology of Ageing

From Mind to Society

Author: Gary Christopher

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137368446

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 9385

We live in an ageing society. From dementia and depression, to the everyday changes that affect our capacity to make decisions, psychologists are tackling the daily challenges faced by individuals and society as a whole. What types of questions are being investigated by psychologists today? What are the emerging areas that will be explored by researchers tomorrow? The Psychology of Ageing - Guides you through the latest theories and research in ageing, covering both biological and cognitive changes - Discusses neuropsychological assessment - Provides a detailed account of neurodevelopmental disorders - Considers the role psychological research can play in attempting to address cognitive decline - Features topical issues and examples which apply theory to real life Providing an authoritative account of how age influences the way we think and behave as we grow older, this is essential reading for all those studying lifespan development, cognitive psychology and health psychology.

Clinician's Guide To Neuropsychological Assessment

Author: Rodney D. Vanderploeg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135655847

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

View: 3141

Neuropsychological assessment is a difficult and complicated process. Often, experienced clinicians as well as trainees and students gloss over fundamental problems or fail to consider potential sources of error. Since formal test data on the surface appear unambiguous and objective, they may fall into the habit of overemphasizing tests and their scores and underemphasizing all the factors that affect the validity, reliability, and interpretability of test data. But interpretation is far from straightforward, and a pragmatic application of assessment results requires attention to a multitude of issues. This long-awaited, updated, and greatly expanded second edition of the Clinician's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, like the first, focuses on the clinical practice of neuropsychology. Orienting readers to the entire multitude of issues, it guides them step by step through evaluation and helps them avoid common misconceptions, mistakes, and methodological pitfalls. It is divided into three sections: fundamental elements of the assessment process; special issues, settings, and populations; and new approaches and methodologies. The authors, all of whom are actively engaged in the clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment, as well as in teaching and research, do an outstanding job of integrating the academic and the practical. The Clinician's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition will be welcomed as a text for graduate courses but also as an invaluable hands-on handbook for interns, postdoctoral fellows, and experienced neuropsychologists alike. No other book offers its combination of breadth across batteries and approaches, depth, and practicality.

Handbuch neuropsychologischer Testverfahren (Band 2)

Author: Schellig, Dieter,Heinemann, Dörthe,Schächtele, Beate,Sturm, Walter

Publisher: Hogrefe Verlag

ISBN: 3840918588

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

View: 2334

Der zweite Band des Handbuchs bietet einen systematischen Überblick über im deutschsprachigen Raum verwendete Verfahren, nimmt eine Einbettung in neuropsychologische Theorien vor und wagt eine kritische Bewertung der Testinstrumente. Er umfasst folgende Bereiche: Neuropsychologische Diagnostik von Kindern und Jugendlichen (Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, exekutive Funktionen, Motorik und Sensibilität, neuroophtalmologische Prävention sowie visuelle und räumliche Funktionen), Hemisphärenlateralisierung und interhemisphärische Interaktion, Apraxie und Sensomotorik sowie Fahreignung. Jedem dieser Bereiche geht ein einführendes Theoriekapitel voraus. Unabhängige Autoren stellen die Verfahren dar, skizzieren die verwendeten Konzepte und Operationalisierungen und bewerten kritisch deren theoretische Bedeutung und Anwendbarkeit. Der einheitliche Aufbau erlaubt einen schnellen Zugriff auf die relevanten diagnostischen Informationen. Unterstützt wird dieser Zugriff durch Tabellen, die über die erstellten Rezensionen ebenso wie über unterschiedliche, teilweise sehr spezifische Diagnostikbereiche einen Überblick geben und diagnostische Alternativen aufzeigen. Das Testhandbuch bietet damit vielfältige Orientierungen und Hilfen für die neuropsychologische Diagnostik: für eine gezielte Sichtung alternativer Designs, für eine problembezogene Auswahl adäquater Verfahren, für den Aufbau von effizienten Diagnosestrategien oder für eine theoriegeleitete Interpretation der Ergebnisse.

Alcohol and the Adult Brain

Author: Jenny Svanberg,Adrienne Withall,Brian Draper,Stephen Bowden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131758757X

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 1333

The research literature on the impact of alcohol on the brain has seen a rapid expansion in recent years. Alcohol and the Adult Brain presents an up-to-date overview of some of the issues relevant to understanding and working with people with cognitive impairment as a result of chronic alcohol use. One issue causing barriers to effective treatment and care is the stigma associated with alcohol dependence, resulting in the belief that difficulties associated with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD) are ‘self-inflicted’. Cognitive changes resulting from alcohol excess and poor nutrition can directly affect an individual’s ability to motivate themselves, make decisions, and make the informed choices that underlie behaviour change. Attitudes held by professionals, reinforced by societal norms, that a person is ‘choosing to drink’ and ‘not motivated to engage with treatment’, in combination with the often subtle cognitive deficits associated with ARBD, can result in a lack of timely intervention, with enormous personal, social and economic cost. The chapters in this book set ARBD in a social and cultural context, provide discussion of the difficulties in definition and diagnosis, and outline the structural brain changes and neuropsychological deficits associated with chronic alcohol use. The book provides an overview of recent research on ARBD, including impairments associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, and discusses up to date recommendations for managing and working with this complex and varied disorder. Alcohol and the Adult Brain will be essential for students and researchers working with ARBD and for practitioners in a range of health, social care and voluntary settings.

Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 2

Author: Arunraj Kaimal

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1853158585

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 8228

Completely up to date with the latest examination changes, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 2 contains 350 'best answer 1 of 5' multiple choice questions (MCQs) presented in a format closely matching the new syllabus. Modelled on actual exam questions so that they accurately reflect the style and level of difficulty, candidates can test and assess their knowledge aiding thorough exam preparation. Providing useful revision advice on question comprehension and answer strategies, candidates can feel fully prepared when they enter the examination room. Featuring an invaluable collection of revision MCQs and detailed explanatory answers referenced to major journals and specialist textbooks, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 2 is the essential revision book for trainee psychiatrists.

Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 1

Author: Arunraj Kaimal,Manoj Rajagopal,Salman Karim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1853158488

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 7385

Completely up to date with the latest examination changes, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 1 contains 640 'best answer 1 of 5' multiple choice questions (MCQs) presented in a format closely matching the new syllabus. Modelled on actual exam questions so that they accurately reflect the style and level of difficulty, candidates can test and assess their knowledge aiding thorough exam preparation. Providing useful revision advice on question comprehension and answer strategies, candidates can feel fully prepared when they enter the examination room. Featuring an invaluable collection of revision MCQs and detailed explanatory answers referenced to major journals and specialist textbooks, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 1 is the essential revision book for trainee psychiatrists.

Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3

Author: Arunraj Kaimal,Manoj Rajagopal,Salman Karim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1853158682

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 7047

Completely up to date with the latest examination changes, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3 contains over 380 'best answer 1 of 5' multiple choice questions (MCQs) presented in a format closely matching the new syllabus. Modelled on actual exam questions so that they accurately reflect the style and level of difficulty, candidates can test and assess their knowledge aiding thorough exam preparation. Providing useful revision advice on question comprehension and answer strategies, candidates can feel fully prepared when they enter the examination room. Featuring an invaluable collection of revision MCQs and detailed explanatory answers referenced to major journals and specialist textbooks, Get Through MRCPsych: MCQs for Paper 3 is the essential revision book for trainee psychiatrists.

Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie für Dummies

Author: Rhena Branch,Rob Willson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527810978

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 5543

Viele Menschen leiden unter Depressionen, Ängsten, Essstörungen, Schlafstörungen oder Abhängigkeiten. Sie suchen Hilfe, ohne gleich eine kostspielige und langwierige Therapie machen zu wollen. Die Autoren Rob Willson und Rhena Branch haben als Verhaltenstherapeuten langjährige praktische Erfahrung mit Patienten. Leicht verständlich führen sie in die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie ein. Sie erläutern, wie Gedanken und Verhaltensmuster unser Empfinden beeinträchtigen können und zeigen ganz praktische Wege zu einer neuen Sicht der Dinge. Wer lernt, seine Denkweise zu verändern, wird sich bald besser fühlen.

Textbook of Psychiatry E-Book

Author: Basant K. Puri,I. H. Treasaden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048232

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 1866

This is a new edition of a successful introductory textbook on the subject of psychiatry. Clearly written and rich in pedagogic features - such as summary boxes, clinical cases and other aid memoirs - this book is tailored to the learning needs of those entering the discipline for the first time. Particularly suitable for medical students, this book will also act as a 'primer' for post-graduates first entering the speciality with a view to a long-term career in the discipline. New edition of a well established text with a strongly pedagogic approach to the subject of psychiatry Logical writing style gives ready access to key information Includes many illustrations Contains practical examples throughout to demonstrate the importance of psychiatry to all areas of medicine Ideal for medical students and junior doctors Suitable as a ‘primer’ for specialist trainees entering the discipline for the first time Contains self-assessment material to ensure thorough exam preparation New layout aids accessibility and ‘ease of learning’ New chapter on mental health legislation Covers recent changes in neuropsychopharmacology Use of colour illustrations Contains practical advice on patient management – commencing drug therapy and managing self-harm, for example Enhanced sections on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders Explores capacity and risk assessment Enhanced discussion of the use of psychotherapy in line with current practice

Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author: Department of Speech & Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute Patras Greece Ilias Papathanasiou,Ilias Papathanasiou,Patrick Coppens,Professor Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Suny Plattsburgh Plattsburgh New York Patrick Coppens,Constantin Potagas

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449682626

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 512

View: 5809

Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies

Author: Jay C Thomas,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387097562

Category: Psychology

Page: 1827

View: 656

This multi-volume handbook describes the core competency areas relevant to practitioners as well as clinical researchers. It covers assessment and conceptualization of cases, applying evidence-based methods, consultation, cross-cultural factors, and ethics.

Evidence of Absence

A Guide to Cognitive Assessment in Australia

Author: Simon F. Crowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921513626

Category: Psychology

Page: 246

View: 7675

Annotation. This book offers Australian mental health clinicians for the first time a locally written systematic guide to the clinical interpretation of cognitive assessments using the Wechsler WAIS-IV and WMS-IV scales. Using Australian case material, the reader is provided with empirical and interpretative analysis based upon the varying State legal requirements, the range of socioculturaluses to which intellectual assessment is put, and consideration of appropriate norms. The reader will encounter clinical presentations highly relevant to everyday practice even for those clinicians not regularly undertaking such assessments, and learn about ways to deal with the issue of less than genuine effort and how this might be identified.