Short Textbook of Psychiatry
by Niraj Ahuja
The short textbook of psychiatry aims to provide a brief yet comprehensive account of psychiatric disorders and their allied aspects. While striving to make the book simple and easy-to-follow, an attempt has been made to keep the book aligned to the most recent developments in classification, terminology and treatment methods.
Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry
by Niruj Agrawal
A survey of over 900 trainees at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in the United Kingdom showed that over three-quarters of psychiatry trainees desired some knowledge and training in the field of neuropsychiatry. Recent years have given rise to a substantial global focus on integrating neurosciences and neuropsychiatry in psychiatric training. Neuropsychiatry forms an important part of the psychiatric curriculum and is examined in theory and in clinical exams. Similarly, neuropsychiatry is also of interest to neurology trainees, and it is increasingly recognised that all neurology trainees should have some knowledge and experience in neuropsychiatry. Despite this growing interest, there is a dearth of neuropsychiatry textbooks specifically geared towards trainees and other clinicians who are not specialist in the field. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, the Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry helps to bridge the gap between general psychiatric textbooks and reference texts in neuropsychiatry. Organised into four sections, the book covers the basic knowledge and skills relevant to neuropsychiatry, the various neuropsychiatric conditions, the principles of treatment, and perspectives for neuropsychiatry worldwide. Chapters have been written by international experts who are leaders in their own fields with the view to taking an evidence-based, up-to-date, global perspective on neuropsychiatric problems and treatment. The book is relevant to trainees in psychiatry, neurology, neurorehabilitation and also to various allied professionals in neuroscience and mental health. It covers core knowledge and skills for practice in all psychiatric disciplines including core knowledge for training in neuropsychiatry. The book meets curriculum requirements for various international training programmes and examinations, and serves as an essential training text book for all psychiatric and neurology trainees worldwide.
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
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.