Memory Disorders in Clinical Practice

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Psychology Press, 1994 - 289 páginas
This book has been specially designed to give practical help to those who have to deal with diagnosis and subsequent management of patients with memory disturbance resulting from specific types of cerebral pathology.
The author achieves this by organising his book on the basis of clinical aetiology. While anatomical and psychological perspectives are introduced, the emphasis is on approaches which will help clinicians in the management of patients with specific neurological diseases. For example, the essential topic of differential diagnosis is given prominence throughout: the principles of diagnostic assessment are discussed in a separate chapter, and specific diagnostic features are also outlined in each of the chapters dealing with individual cerebral pathologies. The author draws on his own extensive experience as a practising clinical neuropsychologist to describe and evaluate the range of existing memory test procedures, and suggest additional procedures as appropriate. Full references are also given for those wishing to develop their own assessment of therapeutic procedures.
Mainly intended for practising neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists, anyone whose work brings them into contact with patients suffering from memory disturbance will find this book invaluable.
 

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Assessment of memory functioning in clinical practice
1
Cerebrovascular disease
45
Cerebral tumours
71
tumours
79
Blunt head injury
97
Infectious metabolic and related diseases
143
Toxic and deficiency states
158
Epilepsy
182
Ablationdisconnection of cerebral tissue
194
Sources for materials which may be of use in designing memory tests
213
References
219
Author index
269
Index
281
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Página 265 - Weiskrantz,L. (1985). On issues and theories of the human amnesic syndrome. In Memory Systems of the Brain, (ed.

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