This book provides highly illustrated, clinically focused coverage of neuropsychiatry in one easy to read volume suitable for all clinicians. Its clear visual presentation, including "clinical pointers" and "key issues" boxes ensures information, which is easy to access. An evidence based treatment section offers practical guidance on treatment, and principles of assessment and recognition of common signs are included to aid the inexperienced reader.
Section 1 Principles of Neuropsychiatry INTRODUCTION About Neuropsychiatry - Ten Maxims of Neuropsychiatry - Neuropsychiatry from a Global Perspective Mental State Examination - Appearance & Behaviour - Mood in Patients with Organic Illness - Psychosis in Patients with Organic Illness - Cognition in Patients with Organic Illness Physical Examination - Localising and Non-Localising Signs - Extrapyramidal Signs - Gait - Vascular & Systemic Signs Neuropsychiatric Investigations - Ancillary Investigations - Neuroimaging Principles - Applied Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatry Assessment of Consciousness Assessment of Cognition COGNITION - Intelligence & Cerebral Dominance - Assessment Scales - Orientation, Attention & Concentration - Memory - Speech & Language - Reading & Writing & Dominant Hemisphere - Non-Dominant & Visuospatial functions REGIONAL CEREBRAL SYNDROMES - Frontal Lobes (Executive Function) - Subcortical function Section 2 Neuropsychiatric Disorders MULTIFOCAL DISORDERS - Cerebrovascular Disease - Epilepsy: The Special Case of Partial Seizures. - Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Epilepsy - Multiple Sclerosis - Head injury - Other Head Injury Related Conditions: BASAL GANGLIA DISORDERS - Parkinsons Disease - Unusual Parkinsonian Syndromes - Huntingtons Chorea - Wilsons Disease - Gilles de la Tourettes CNS INFECTIONS - Neurosyphilis - Sydenham's Chorea - HIV - Viral Encephalitis MISCELLANEOUS CNS DISORDERS - Hydrocephalus - Motor Neuron Disease - CNS Tumours Section 3 Interface Conditions in Neuropsychiatry ACUTE COGNITIVE DISORDER - Delirium - Dementias - Types & Frequency of Dementia - Differential Diagnosis of Dementia - Prodromal Phases of Dementia - Alzheimers Disease - Genetics - Pathology - Biological Markers of Alzheimers disease - Prognosis - Neuropsychiatric Complications in Alzheimers disease - The Role of the Family in Alzheimers disease - Frontotemporal Dementia - Other Rare Focal Cortical Dementias - Cognitive Syndromes in Strategically placed Infarcts SUBSTANCE MISUSE - Alcohol - Illicit Drugs - Neurology of Illicit Drug Use - Neuropsychiatry of Illicit Drug Use - Toxic Agents - Sleep Disorders Section 4 Evidence Based Reviews of Treatments - Principles of Treatment in Neuropsychiatry - Evidence Based Review of Treatments in Medical Inpatients - Evidence Based Review of Treatments in Dementia - Evidence Based Review of Treatments of Movement Disorder - Evidence Based Review of Treatments in CNS disease - Conventional Treatments in Stroke - Depression and Mortality - Treatment in Vascular Dermentia & Stroke - Sleep, Special Issues in Treatment Section 5 Conclusions - Why & How Does Neurological Disease Cause Psychiatric Symptoms? - What are the Modifying Variables involved in the Onset of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms? Section A: Clinicoanatomical relationships in Neuropsychiatry - Basal Ganglia - Temporal Lobes & Limbic System - Frontal Lobes Section B: The Pathogenesis of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms & Syndromes - Cognitive Impairment - What Area of the Brain is Responsible for Memory? - What is the Mechanism of Delirium? - How Much Does a Treatment Modify the Course. - Should Treatments That Arrest rather than Reverse..? - Depression - Is Depression in Neuropsychiatric Disease Endogenous.? - What is the Pathogenesis of Depression in Neurological Disease? - Can Depression be Diagnosed Reliably in Physical Illness? - Lessons for the Neurobiology of Mood Disorders - Neuropsychological Hallmarks of Mood Disorder - Neuroanatomical Hallmarks of Mood Disorder - Other Biological Hallmarks of Mood Disorder - Anxiety - Lessons for the Neurobiology of Primary Anxiety Disorders - Apathy - Aggression - Neuropsychiatric Conditions & Aggression - Common Mechanisms of Aggression - Emotionalism - Psychosis - Hallucinations - Delusions - Lessons for the Neurobiology of Psychosis - Personality Change - Suicide - Suicide in Specific Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Attempted Suicide in Neuropsychiatric Disorders - Eating - Lessons for the Neurobiology of Eating Disorders Section C: Stress Biology as an integrated concept - An Integrated Theory - The HPA Axis in Neuropsychiatry Epilogue Ten Maxims of Neuropsychiatry Revisited Appendix Appendix I - Table of Historical Landmarks in Neuropsychiatry Appendix II - Professional Agencies & Support Groups Appendix III - Table of Useful Web Addresses