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Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 2 : Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Developmental Disorders - James C. Harris

Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Volume 2

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Developmental Disorders

Hardcover Published: 19th October 1995
ISBN: 9780195098495
Number Of Pages: 622

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James Harris's two volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty. Written by an individual with the developmental expertise of a pediatrician, the behavioral sophistication of an adult and child psychiatrist, and a deep appreciation of neuroscience, these two books offer an integrated yet comprehensive approach to developmental neuropsychiatry. Grounded in neuroscience but enriched by clinical realities, Volume II provides a comprehensive review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided. Part I outlines the diagnostic process and the genetic history, provides details on the conduct of neuropsychological testing, and offers a detailed review of brain imaging techniques, moving from CT and MRI scanning to the most recent developments in functional MRI and PET scanning. Part II discusses mental retardation, cerebral palsy, the learning disorders, the pervasive developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Part III describes behavioral phenotypes in cytogenetic and other genetic disorders, genetic metabolic disorders, and disorders that result from gestational substance abuse. Part IV is devoted to developmental psychopathology and includes Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, sleep disorders, and the syndromes of aggression and self-injury primarily occurring in mentally retarded persons. Part V covers treatment and includes detailed descriptions of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, pharmacological interventions, genetic counseling, and gene therapy. Finally, Part VI deals with legal and ethical issues as they pertain to developmentally disabled persons.

The internal organization of both books is clear and nicely structured. The glossaries included at the end of some of the more technical chapters are particularly useful and welcome. * Jane Whittaker, Psychological Medicine: Vol. 27, 1997 *

Introduction: Historical Landmarks in Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Methods of Assessment and Investigation
Assessment, Interview, and Behavior Rating Scales
Genetic History
Neuropsychological Testing: Assessing the Mechanism of Cognition and Complex Behavioral Functioning
Evaluation of Brain Structure and Function
Developmental Disorders
Mental Retardation
Cerebral Palsy
Learning Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Behavioral Phenotypes
Cytogenetic and Other Genetic Disorders Associated with Behavioral Phenotypes
Genetic Metabolic Disorders Associated with Behavioral Phenotypes
Behavioral Toxicity/Gestational Substance Abuse
Developmental Psychopathology
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Schizophrenia: A Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Tourette's Disorder
Sleep Disorders
Destructive Behavior: Aggression and Self-Injury
Treatment in Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Psychotherapy in Developmental Disorders
Behavior Therapy
Psychopharmacological Interventions
Counseling and Treatment of Genetic Diseases
Legal Aspects
Public Law and the Rights of the Disabled
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780195098495
ISBN-10: 0195098498
Series: Developmental Neuropsychiatry : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 622
Published: 19th October 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.5  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.06