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Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment : A Biopsychosocial Perspective - Antonio E. Puente

Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

A Biopsychosocial Perspective

By: Antonio E. Puente (Editor), Robert J. McCaffrey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1992
ISBN: 9780306439407
Number Of Pages: 526

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The growth of clinical neuropsychology has been unprecedented. This growth has been oriented more toward the provision of than toward the foundation for services. Thus, while a greater number of psychologists are performing a greater number of neuropsychological procedures, there seems to us an uneven parallel growth between these services and the empirical foundations for them. It should come to no one's surprise that increasingly aggressive attacks on the field have been leveled. Despite these attacks, clinical neuropsychology con­ tinues to enjoy exceptional growth within psychology and acceptance by other health practitioners, insurance companies, legislators, judges, juries, and above all, consumers of our services. Growth without self-reflection is a dangerous enterprise, as is growth without directions. We find it disconcerting that existing and limited "self­ analysis" has assumed that neuropsychological dysfunction is immune to the same variables that affect psychological dysfunction. Some attention has been paid to the most obvious ones, such as age, but all others have been ignored and/ or misunderstood. This neglect has spawned a body of knowledge replete with questionable data and unfounded conclusions. Hence, it is surprising that clinical neuropsychologists consider themselves to be more scientifically sound than their regular clinical counterparts.

Historical Perspectivesp. 1
Constitutional and Demographic Factors
Perinatalp. 15
Childhoodp. 49
Adult Development and Agingp. 81
Sex and Genderp. 121
Handedness and Lateralizationp. 141
Socioeducationalp. 181
Bilingualismp. 193
Psychopathological Factors
Anxiety Disordersp. 215
Depressive Disordersp. 263
Schizophrenic Disordersp. 309
Pseudoneurological and Psychosomatic Disordersp. 335
Deception and Malingeringp. 353
Biological and Environmental Factors
Pathology of the Peripheral Nervous Systemp. 379
Cardiovascular and Somatic Disordersp. 419
Neurosurgical Interventions and Neuropsychologyp. 435
Psychoactive Drugs in the Psychotic and Affective Disordersp. 457
Neuropsychological Toxicologyp. 485
Overview, Limitations, and Directionsp. 511
Indexp. 521
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ISBN: 9780306439407
ISBN-10: 0306439409
Series: Critical Issues in Neuropsychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 31st August 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.78