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Behavioral Neurology

ISBN-10: 0195035550
ISBN-13: 9780195035551
Edition: 3rd 1985 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.946

Jonathan H. Pincus is chairman emeritus of Georgetown University's Department of Neurology & the author of numerous texts on neurology.

Epilepsy and Behavior
Idiopathic versus Symptomatic Epilepsy
Clinical Genetic Studies
Complex Partial Seizures--Temporal Lobe Origin
Subjective Feelings
Automatisms
Complex Partial Seizures--Extratemporal Origin
Electroencephalography and the Diagnosis of Epilepsy
Abnormal Electroencephalogram without Epilepsy
Pseudoseizures
Therapy
Blood Levels
Surgery in Epilepsy
Epileptogenesis, Cognitive, and Behavioral Deterioration
Psychosis
Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Sexual Behavior
Personality Disturbance
Violence, the Temporal Lobes, and the Limbic System
Anatomy
Physiological Psychology
Aggression and Violence as an Epileptic-like Discharge of the Limbic System
Episodic Dyscontrol
Conclusion
Violence and Neurobiology
Brain Damage
Antisocial Personality and the Frontal Lobe
Neurotransmitters and Hormones
Mental Illness
Abuse
Violence as a Complex Psycho-Social-Biologic Interaction
Sociological Aspects of Violence
Conclusion
Schizophrenia
Clinical Features
Age at Onset and Gender
Changing Diagnostic Criteria and Symptomatic Classifications
Schizoaffective Disorder
Personality Disorders and Schizophrenia
Course and Natural History
Differential Diagnosis
Differentiating from Other Psychiatric Disorders
Neurological Diseases
Drug Reactions
Sleep Disorders
Biologic Basis of Schizophrenia
Genetics
Biochemical Findings
Neurological Abnormalities in Schizophrenic Patients
Minor, nonlocalizing neurological abnormalities
Electroencephalographic data
Neuroimaging
Neuropathological findings
Psychological Testing for Schizophrenia
Arousal
Treatment
Conclusion
Disorders of Cognitive Function
Regional Syndromes
Clinical Symptoms Associated with Frontal Lobe Dysfunction
Clinical Symptoms Associated with Parietal Lobe Dysfunction
Clinical Symptoms Associated with Temporal Lobe Dysfunction
Other Symptoms of Cortical Dysfunction
Aphasia
Apraxia
Agnosia
Alexia and Agraphia
Dysfunctions Associated with Severing the Corpus Callosum--Split Brains
Diffuse Disorders of Cognitive Function--Delirium and Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Vascular Dementia
Pick's Disease and Dementia of the Lewy Body Type
Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Dementia
Occult Hydrocephalus
Cerebral White Matter Dysfunction and Cognitive Changes
Depression in Dementia
Neuropsychological Testing
Cognitive Syndromes in Childhood
Early Childhood Autism
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Treatment
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
Conclusion
Movement, Mood, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Parkinson's Disease
Pathogenesis
L-dopa
Stages of Parkinson's Disease
Early dopamine deficiency--mildly symptomatic
Moderate dopamine deficiency--wearing off--fluctuations of motor activity
End stage of dopamine deficiency
Protein Redistribution Diet
Pharmacological Treatment
The balance theory
Surgical Treatments
Transplants
Pallidotomy/thalamotomy
Brain stimulation
Psychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease
Depression
Anxiety versus akathisia
Painful dystonia
Psychosis
Dementia
Etiology of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Acute Drug-Induced Movement Disorders
Tardive Movement Disorders
Dystonia
Dystonia and Mental Illness
Chorea
Treatment
Motor Tics, Tourette's Syndrome, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Affective Disorders
Biologic Changes in Affective Disorders
Structural changes
Hypothalamic changes
Anxiety and arousal
Sleep
Neurotransmitter changes
Immune responses
Genetics
Stress and negative life events
Treatment
Conclusion
Distinguishing Neurological from Psychiatric Symptoms
Commonality of Neurological and Psychiatric Symptoms
Panic Disorder/Hyperventilation as a Cause of Common Neurological Symptoms
Somatization Disorder
Unexplained Symptoms
Conversion Disorders
Specific Classical Conversion Symptoms
Headache
Conclusion
Clinical Evaluation
The Importance of the Clinical History
Neurological Conditions Commonly Associated with a High Incidence of Psychiatric Complications
The Clinical Examination of the Brain
Cortical Functions
Cognitive Functions
Behaviors Associated with the Frontal Lobes
Evaluation of the Frontal Lobes
Cognitive aspects of the frontal lobe evaluation
Mental Status Examination
Imaging
Clinical Laboratory Tests
Electroencephalography
Conclusion
Index

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