Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

Author: John R. Hodges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019874918X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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The third edition of the best-selling Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians provides readers with an up-to-date, practical guide to cognitive function and its assessment to ensure readers have a conceptual knowledge of normal psychological function and how to interpret their findings. Organized into 8 chapters, this resource offers a framework in which various aspects of cognition are considered. This includes the representation of cognition in the brain (such as attention and memory), focal representation (such as language, praxis and spatial abilities), detailed descriptions ofthe major syndromes encountered in clinical practice, and discussions on taking a patient's history and performing cognitive testing. To ensure readers are aware of the latest developments in patient assessment and neuropsychological practice all content has been carefully revised by John R. Hodgesto include essential updates on areas such as the pathology and genetics of frontotemporal dementia, and social cognition and major syndromes encountered in clinical practice such as delirium. This useful resource offers a theoretical basis for cognitive assessment at the bedside or in the clinic, and a practical guide to taking an appropriate history and examining patients presenting with cognitive disorders. This edition also includes the latest version of Addenbrooke's CognitiveExamination III (ACE-III), and 16 case histories on a variety of cognitive disorders illustrating the method of assessment and how to use the ACE-III in clinical practice. In addition, the appendix outlines the range of formal tests commonly used in neuropsychological practice.

Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie mit Paaren und Familien

Author: Frank Dattilio

Publisher: Beltz

ISBN: 3621280383

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 2368

Die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie kann erfolgreich auf die Arbeit mit Paaren und Familien übertragen werden: Seien es Familien, in denen festgefügte Grundannahmen zu zunehmend aggressiven Interaktionen führen, seien es Konflikte bei interkulturellen Paaren, seien es zerstrittene Partner, deren Schemata nicht zueinanderpassen. Frank Dattilio, erfahrener Paar- und Familientherapeut und Autor zahlreicher Fachbücher, verfolgt dabei einen integrativen Ansatz: Ausgehend von der traditionellen Kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie bezieht er auch Schemata, neurobiologische Prozesse, Achtsamkeit und Akzeptanz sowie die Rolle von Emotionen ein. Vorgestellt werden Diagnostik und Fallkonzeptualisierung sowie zahlreiche kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutische Interventionen. Zahlreiche Fallbeispiele und Therapiedialoge veranschaulichen, wie mit Paaren und Familien kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutisch gearbeitet werden kann. Aus dem Inhalt • Ansatzpunkte für Veränderungen bei Paaren und Familien • Schemata • Diagnostik und Fallkonzeptualisierung • Methoden der Kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie • Akzeptanz und Achtsamkeit • Spezielle Themen und Settings

Quick Cognitive Screening for Clinicians

Clock-drawing and Other Brief Tests

Author: Kenneth I. Shulman,Anthony Feinstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415409476

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 8398

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.

Community Mental Health for Older People

Author: Gerard J. Byrne,Christine C. Neville

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578992

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 2367

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.

Lernstörungen und Hirnfunktion

Eine neuropsychologische Betrachtung

Author: William H. Gaddes

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642760058

Category: Medical

Page: 590

View: 447

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: 5875

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.

Demenz

Unterstützung für Angehörige und Freunde

Author: Dave Pulsford,Rachel Thompson

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955715779

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 6417

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.

Clinical Neuropsychology

A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians

Author: Laura H. Goldstein,Jane E. McNeil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119966272

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 7507

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

Mein Leben ohne Gestern

Roman

Author: Lisa Genova,Veronika Dünninger

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783785760161

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 761

Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und etwas doch bleibt.

Alzheimer und Demenz

Basiswissen für Betroffene und Angehörige

Author: Isabella Heuser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451065644

Category:

Page: 128

View: 7868

The Psychology of Ageing

From Mind to Society

Author: Gary Christopher

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137368446

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 2465

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.

The Essential Handbook of Memory Disorders for Clinicians

Author: Alan D. Baddeley,Michael Kopelman,Barbara A. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470091428

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 314

This concise version of the Handbook of Memory Disorders is a selection of chapters from the original volume that have been chosen with the busy practitioner in mind. The Essential Handbook provides individual clinicians and students with those parts the editors consider most relevant and useful on a day-to-day basis, as a portable adjunct to the more comprehensive Handbook. (Handbook of Memory Disorders - 047 149819X)

Assistive Technology for Cognition

A handbook for clinicians and developers

Author: Brian O'Neill,Alex Gillespie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317698479

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 6539

Assistive technology for cognition is technology which can be used to enable, enhance, or extend cognitive function. This book systematically examines how cutting-edge digital technologies can assist the cognitive function of people with cognitive impairments, with the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation. Technologies are reviewed which direct attention, remind, recognize, prompt, and generally guide people through activities of daily living. Written by experts in neuropsychology and technology development, Assistive Technology for Cognition provides a comprehensive overview of the efficacy of technologies to assist people with brain impairments. Based on the list provided by the International Classification of Function, each chapter covers a different cognitive function; namely, attention, memory, affect, perception, executive function, language, numeracy, sequencing, and navigation onto which existing and future assistive technologies for cognition are mapped. This structure provides in-depth research in an accessible way, and will allow practitioners to move from an assessment of cognitive deficits to the prescription of an appropriate assistive technology for cognition. The chapters also make suggestions for future developments. Assistive Technology for Cognition will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation, technology developers, and also to students in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and allied health disciplines.

Memory Loss E-Book

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

Author: Andrew E. Budson,Paul R. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143773779X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 5489

Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text and diagnostic tests are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses. Confidently diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other common dementias through in-depth coverage of clinically useful diagnostic tests and the latest treatment approaches. Tap into the expertise of key leaders in the field for clear and practical guidance. See how to evaluate and manage both common and uncommon conditions with a full range of detailed case studies. Confirm your diagnoses easily with diagnostic tests. Carry the book with you and consult it conveniently thanks to its compact, portable format.

Alcohol and the Adult Brain

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

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131758757X

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 2370

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: 2503

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: 2153

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.