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Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders



In recent years, neuropsychology has contributed significantly to our knowledge of many psychiatric disorders. Clinicians and researchers frequently use neuropsychological evidence in their daily work to understand the diagnostic picture as well as the patients strengths and limitations in everyday functioning.

Assessment of Neuropsychological Functions in Psychiatric Disorders covers findings on all major psychiatric disorders. A result of a joint effort by over twenty experts in their field, this book looks at neuropsychological management, treatment, and rehabilitation of psychiatric patients, including – A concise review of neuropsychological assessment methods and their application to psychiatric patients

– Global cognitive effects with respect to duration, extent, and residual effects

– Neuropsychological functions in disorders, such as schizophrenia, affective illness, non-affective disorders, personality disorders, childhood mental disorders, chronic medical illness with psychiatric manifestations, geriatric and dementing conditions, and drug and alcohol abuse

– A look at the narrow margin between mental and organic dysfunctions

– The interaction of phenomenological, neurobiological, and neuropsychological findings in childhood disorders

– The effects of drugs and alcohol on neuropsychological functions and brain functions.

Complete with extensive references, tables, and forms, this comprehensive volume aims to provide clinicians and researchers with an overview of clinical assessment, treatment, management, and rehabilitation for neuropsychological functions in psychiatric disorders.

Editor: Calev, Avraham

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 088048912X
Language: English
Pages: 528

Additional information

Weight 1.86 lbs
Dimensions 9.32 × 6.21 × 1.11 in


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