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Principles of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation - George P. Prigatano

Principles of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Hardcover Published: 8th July 1999
ISBN: 9780195081435
Number Of Pages: 374

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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.

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"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

PART I: HISTORICAL AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES 1: Introduction to the principles in the context of a brief historical perspective 2: The patients experience and the nature of higher cerebral functions 3: The symptom picture and the neglected problem of premorbid cognitive and personality factors PART II: THE PROCESS AND OUTCOME OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION 4: Statement of the problem: Why is neuropsychological rehabilitation needed? 5: Cognitive disturbances associated with diffuse and focal brain lesions 6: Personality disturbances and brain damage: Theoretical perspectives 7: Personality disturbances associated with brain damage: Practical considerations 8: Neuropsychological rehabilitation for cognitive and personality disorders following brain injury 9: Psychotherapeutic interventions with patients and their family members 10: Working with the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team 11: Outcome of neuropsychological rehabilitation programs that incorporate cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapeutic intervention PART III: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL ISSUES 12: Disorders of self-awareness after brain injury 13: Recovery and deterioration after brain injury 14: Science and symbolism in neuropsychological rehabilitation

ISBN: 9780195081435
ISBN-10: 0195081439
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 8th July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.31  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.8