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Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Koho Miyoshi

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

By: Koho Miyoshi (Editor), Yasushi Morimura (Editor)

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Around the world societies are facing growing aging populations with the concomitant increase in neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders are organic brain diseases with psychiatric symptoms, as in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, that cause cognitive impairment, including dementia, amnesic syndrome, and personality-behavioral changes. As a clinical science, neuropsychiatry aims to explore the complex interrelationship between behavior and brain function from a variety of perspectives, including those of psychology, neurology, and psychiatry. This concise and updated monograph comprises the latest findings in the field and includes chapters on delusional symptoms, mood disorders and neurotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, behavioral and personality changes, and recently, cerebral alterations revealed in PTSD patients and in endogenous psychoses through neuroimaging and neuropathology. These findings will certainly widen the realm of neuropsychiatry going forward and will prove of great value to specialists as well as to academics and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and clinical genetics. Ultimately, neuropsychiatry aims to prevent and reduce the suffering of individuals with the psychiatric symptoms of cerebral disorders.

From the reviews:

"The editor's and chapter authors are internationally recognized neuropsychiatrists and this concise monograph is a welcome addition to the fields of psychiatry and neurology. ... The targeted audience is obviously neuropsychiatrists/behavioral neurologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive psychologists, geriatric psychiatrists, and fellows in behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry training programs would find this book very useful. ... This superb monograph summarizes the field of neuropsychiatry, and anyone interested in the brain and behavior should read it ... ." (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody's Review Service, December, 2010)

Introduction
Clinical Manifestations of Neuropsychiatric Disordersp. 3
Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
Thyroid-Brain Interactions in Neuropsychiatric Disordersp. 19
Lack of Insight and Awareness in Schizophrenia and Neuropsychiatric Disordersp. 33
Visual Hallucinations in Neurodegenerative Disordersp. 51
Organic Delusional Syndrome: Tentative Neuropsychological Mechanism of Delusionsp. 65
Neurological and Psychological Forms of Amnesiap. 77
Seizure Disorders
The Neuropsychological Aspect of Epilepsyp. 95
The Interictal Dysphoric Disorder of Epilepsyp. 103
Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Seizure Disorders with Special Reference to the Amygdalap. 113
Traumatic Brain Injury
Neuropsychiatric Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury During Acute Neurorehabilitationp. 125
Vascular and Inflammatory Disorders
Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Vascular Cognitive Impairmentp. 149
Neuropsychiatric Complications of Cerebrovascular Diseasep. 163
Systemic Inflammation and Cognition in the Elderlyp. 177
Neurodegenerative Disorders
Diagnosis and Clinical Relevance of Depression and Apathy in Alzheimer's Diseasep. 201
Cognitive Decline and Treatment of Alzheimer's Diseasep. 213
Alzheimer's Disease in Japan: Current Situation and Issues of the Care for Persons with Dementiap. 227
AD-FTLD Spectrum: New Understanding of the Neurodegenerative Process from the Study of Risk Genesp. 235
Dementia with Lewy Bodiesp. 247
Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson Disease with Dementia Within the Spectrum of Lewy Body Diseasep. 255
Clinicopathological Characterization of Frontotemporal Lobar Degenerationp. 261
Diffuse Neurofibrillary Tangles with Calcificationp. 271
Topics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Ayahuasca: Current Interest in an Ancient Ritualp. 281
The Molecular Genetics of Suicidep. 287
International Neuropsychiatric Association
Brief History and Current Status of the International Neuropsychiatric Associationp. 301
Core Curriculum in Neuropsychiatry of the International Neuropsychiatric Associationp. 317
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9784431538707
ISBN-10: 4431538704
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 11th September 2010
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.71