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Cognitive-Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia: Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management, Third Edition

by Kathryn Bayles

Written by internationally recognized experts, Cognitive Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia, Third Edition provides professionals and students the most up-to-date research on the clinical assessment and management of individuals with dementia and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the fastest growing clinical population. Dr. Kimberly McCullough, an expert on MCI and cognitive stimulation, joined Bayles and Tomoeda as co-author and this edition has an increased coverage of MCI, its characteristic features, the diagnostic criteria for its diagnosis, and treatment options. Students and practicing professionals will appreciate the authors' overview of the relation of cognition to communicative function and the characterization of how both are affected in MCI and the common dementia-related diseases including Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Vascular, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Frontotemporal and Down Syndrome. A summary of important points at the end of chapters highlights essential clinical information and guides student learning. An all-new Clinical Guide comprises the second half of the book providing an extensive discussion of the process of assessment and evidence-based treatments for individuals in all stages of dementia. Features of the New Clinical Practice Guide Assessment: The authors provide a step-by-step discussion of the assessment process, an overview of reputable tests, and how to differentiate cognitive-communication disorders associated with MCI and dementing diseases. Treatment: This section includes comprehensive and detailed instructions for implementing evidence-based interventions for individuals in all stages of dementia. Additional topics include:

  • A person-centered model for successful intervention
  • Cognitive stimulation programming for MCI
  • Clinical techniques supported by the principles of neuroplasticity
  • Indirect interventions that facilitate communication, quality of life, and the safety of individuals with dementia
  • Caregiver counseling
  • Care planning, goal setting, reimbursement and required documentation
Case Examples: Includes restorative and functional maintenance plans. Cognitive-Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia: Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management was written by individuals dedicated to the study and treatment of cognitive-communicative disorders associated with dementia. Their research has received support by the NIH, the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association, the Andrus Foundation, as well as the University of Arizona, Appalachian State University, and the University of Central Arkansas.

Attention Deficit Disorder: Practical Coping Mechanisms 2nd Edition

Barbara C. Fisher

Completely revised and updated, this Second Edition spans every issue related to ADD care and treatment. New chapters focus on emerging issues, the overlap of sleep disorders, how sleep disorders mimic ADD/ADHD and/or increase the symptoms, ADHD and sleep apnea, ADHD and restless legs or periodic limb movements in sleep, sleep in children, adolescents and adults, the aged population, ADD and women, novel treatment approaches, including a new cognitive training program, methods to diagnosis ADD/ADHD and separate it from other overlapping disorders, and mis-diagnosis.

Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior 3rd Edition

by Jerrold S. Meyer

Unique in its breadth of coverage ranging from historical accounts of drug use to clinical and preclinical behavioral studies, Psychopharmacology is appropriate for undergraduates studying the relationships between the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and their mechanisms of action.

Neuroprotection in Autism, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease

by Illana Gozes (Editor), Joseph Levine (Editor)

Neuroprotection in Autism, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease provides an up-to-date overview on recent clinical studies and the similarities discovered in the most prevalent brain disorders. The book's content will help shed light on basic mechanisms and provide new avenues for early diagnosis toward disease prevention and disease modification. It is written for researchers, clinicians and medical physicians in neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry. Sections discuss the shared pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie autism, schizophrenia/mood disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, i.e. neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.  

  • Offers an up-to-date overview of basic and clinical studies concerning similarities in the most prevalent brain disorders
  • Helps the reader become familiar with novel neuroprotective mechanisms and experimental treatment modalities in these difficult to treat disorders
  • Written for researchers, clinicians and medical physicians in neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry

Cognitive Changes and the Aging Brain

by Kenneth M Heilman (Editor)

This book describes the changes in the brain and in cognitive functions that occur with aging in the absence of a neurological, psychiatric, or medical disease. It discusses aging-related changes in many brain functions, including memory, language, sensory perception, motor function, creativity, attention, executive functions, emotions and mood. The neural mechanisms that may account for specific aging-related changes in cognition, perception and behavior are explored, as well as the means by which aging-related cognitive decrements can be managed and possibly ameliorated. Consequently, this book will be of value to clinicians, including neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care physicians, psychologists and speech-language pathologists. In addition, researchers and graduate students who want to learn about the aging brain will find this an indispensable guide.

Major Depressive Disorder

by Roger S McIntyre

Get a quick, expert overview of the key issues surrounding best practices and current consensus on major depressive disorder (MDD). This concise resource by Drs. Roger S. McIntyre, Carola Rong, Mehala Subramaniapillai, and Yena Lee consolidates today’s available information on this complex topic into one convenient resource, making it an ideal, easy-to-digest reference for both psychiatrists and primary care physicians.

  • Covers genetics and epigenetics, brain structural abnormalities, cognition, neuroendocrine alterations, and inflammatory abnormalities as they relate to MDD.
  • Contains chapters on psychiatric comorbidity, pharmacological treatments, neuromodulatory treatments, lifestyle interventions, internet-based/technology-based interventions, and glutamate alterations.

The Causes of Epilepsy: Common and Uncommon Causes in Adults and Children 2nd Edition

by Simon Shorvon

The identification of the cause of an epileptic seizure is a key element in the clinical management of all patients. In recent decades, advances in theory, neuroimaging, molecular genetics and molecular chemistry have revolutionized our ability to investigate and identify the underlying cause. The definitive and unrivalled textbook on the causes of epilepsy, this second edition is extensively revised and expanded. It provides concise descriptions of all the major genetic and acquired conditions that cause epilepsy in adults and children, and the provoking factors for epileptic seizures and of the causes of status epilepticus. A new section considers clinical approaches to diagnosing causes, to guide and assist clinicians in investigations. With 128 chapters written by leading figures from around the world, this comprehensive and authoritative resource is indispensable to senior and junior clinicians and trainees working in the field of epilepsy, including specialists in neurology, paediatrics, neurophysiology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology

by Alan F Schatzberg

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology boasts a long and unassailable reputation as a classic, providing a clearly written, meticulously cross-referenced, and user-friendly guide to this swiftly evolving field. This new 5th Edition has been thoroughly updated in the context of the latest research and reflects the introduction of DSM-5. The chapter authors were carefully selected for their expertise, and the editors have ensured that the resulting text is consistent in style and approach across topics and sections. The journey beginning with the core principles of molecular biology, genetics and genomics, and pharmacokinetics, continuing with the myriad classes of psychopharmacological agents, and ultimately arriving at the treatment of major psychiatric disorders as well as of specific age groups and circumstances is logical, easy to follow, and authoritative. Both physicians still in training and clinicians who regularly prescribe psychotropic medications will find the up-to-date and specific guidance on drug selection invaluable. The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology remains an essential, and trusted, companion.

Overcoming Postnatal Depression A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Postnatal Depression uses the trusted Five Areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), helping people experiencing postnatal depression to change how they feel. The Five Areas model helps the reader make key changes using a clear, pragmatic and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives: ·Life situation, relationships, resources and problems ·Altered thinking ·Altered feelings or moods ·Altered physical symptoms or sensations ·Altered behaviour or activity levels By bringing together specialists in postnatal depression, and with the use of self-help resources, this course addresses all the common challenges faced by women during times of low mood after having a baby. It provides access to the proven CBT approach, helping the reader make positive changes in their life in a planned and achievable way. An additional workbook aimed at friends and relatives describes how they can offer support. The workbooks a

Advances in Psychiatry 1st ed

by Afzal Javed (Editor), Kostas N. Fountoulakis (Editor)

This book will be the newest edition on the series ‘advances in psychiatry’. The previous 3 volumes can be found online at They were highly successful in covering a broad area of psychiatry from different perspectives and angles and by reflecting both specialized but also international and global approaches. This series have guaranteed quality therefore can be used by different scientific groups for teaching and learning and also as a means for fast dissemination of advanced research and transformation of research findings into the everyday clinical practice. There is already a body of readers anticipating the next volume.

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