Without guiding principles, clinicians can easily get lost in the maze of problems that a brain-damaged patient presents. This book underlines the importance of patients' subjective experience of brain disease or injury, and the frustration and confusion they undergo. It shows that the symptom picture is a mixture of premorbid cognitive and personal characteristics with the neuropsychological changes directly associated with brain pathology. By closely observing the patient's behavior, the clinician can teach him or her about the direct and indirect effects of brain damage. The book provides guidelines both for the remediation of higher cerebral disturbances and the management of patients interpersonal problems. It presents a new perspective on disorders of self-awareness and recovery as well as deterioration phenomena after brain injury. It will be an invaluable resource for psychologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists involved in neuropsychological rehabilitation.
"There is a wealth of information in this one volume which has relevance for neuropsychological scientists and practitioners alike. The book should be required reading for neuropsychologists and neuropsychology trainees. It should also be read by other medical and rehabilitation professionals so that they might gain insights into the art and science of rehabilitating patients with higher cerebral deficits. This book will help the field of clinical neuropsychology to remain a scientific enterprise while perhaps developing more of a humanistic emphasis." -- Robert Heilbronner, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2000, Vol 14/1 "...an excellent, clear and informative book. Each chapter builds another layer of knowledge, contributing to the whole. Summaries and conclusions at the end of each chapter act as a useful 'back' reference"--ritish Journal of Neurosurgery2001
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.31 x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.8