Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment, Second Edition

Pages: 769
Item #: 4317083
ISBN: 978-1-59147-283-4
List Price: $49.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $39.95
Copyright: 2006
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This edition is no longer for sale. However, the Third Edition is available.

Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment, Second Edition is a practical reference source for neuropsychologists, interns, and trainees working in hospitals. With over 100 quick-reference tables, lists, diagrams, photos, and decision trees, this book offers guidance through the complicated decision-making processes of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Because neuopsychologists now consult in many different health care settings—including emergency rooms, oncology departments, infectious disease programs, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry—having a guide that covers such a broad array of illnesses is absolutely critical. This new edition builds on the success of the best-selling first edition by providing cutting-edge information on how to use and interpret neuroimaging technologies and how to integrate pharmacological approaches into treatment.

A new chapter has been included to introduce the busy clinician to the range of established and novel neuroimaging technologies that have seen tremendous technological improvements over the past seven years. In addition, chapters were revised with the intent of adding more specific information related to the neurochemical bases for various disorders, and when appropriate, more information on currently accepted pharmacologic treatment approaches. The reader will also find other new additions, including chapters on neuro-oncology, schizophrenia, late-life depression, and adult ADHD.

Table of Contents


About this Handbook
—Peter J. Snyder

I. Clinical Neuropsychology: General Issues

  1. The Medical Chart: Efficient Information-Gathering Strategies and Proper Chart Noting
    —Brian T. Harel, Brett A. Steinberg, and Peter J. Snyder
  2. The Neurological Examination
    —Thomas F. Scott
  3. Laboratory Testing in Neuropsychology
    —Harry W. McConnell
  4. Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuropsychological Practice
    —Greig de Zubicaray
  5. The Bedside Neuropsychological Examination
    —Howard R. Kessler
  6. Detecting Negative Response Bias and Diagnosing Malingering: The Dissimulation Exam
    —Michael D. Franzen and Grant L. Iverson

II. Neuropsychology and the Human Life Span

  1. General Assessment Issues for a Pediatric Population
    —Sue R. Beers, Katherine Hammond, and Christopher M. Ryan
  2. Age-Related Memory Impairment
    —Paul Maruff and David Darby
  3. Late-Life Depression
    —Ruth O'Hara, Ellen Coman, and Meryl A. Butters
  4. The Dementias
    —Laura A. Rabin, Heather A. Wishart, Robert B. Fields, and Andrew J. Saykin

III. Neurological Disorders

  1. Assessment of Movement and Demyelinating Disorders
    —Alexander I. Tröster and Peter A. Arnett
  2. Cerebrovascular Disease
    —Amy Weinstein and Rodney A. Swenson
  3. Epilepsy and Nonepileptic Seizure Disorders
    —Roy C. Martin, Jennifer J. Bortz, and Peter J. Snyder
  4. Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome
    —John A. Lucas and Russell Addeo
  5. Neurotoxicology
    —Lisa A. Morrow
  6. Schizophrenia
    —Robert M. Bilder
  7. The Neuropsychology of Adult Neuro-Oncology
    —Stephen M. Sawrie
  8. The Aphasias
    —Pélagie M. Beeson and Steven Z. Rapcsak

IV. Neurological Syndromes

  1. Amnesic Syndromes
    —Margaret G. O'Connor and Ginette Lafleche
  2. Neglect Syndromes
    —Mieke Verfaellie and Kenneth M. Heilman
  3. The Agnosias
    —Russell M. Bauer
  4. Limb Apraxias
    —Kenneth M. Heilman, Robert T. Watson, and Leslie J. Gonzalez-Rothi
  5. Clinical Evaluation of Visual Perception and Constructional Ability
    —Daniel X. Capruso, Kerry deS. Hamsher, and Arthur L. Benton
  6. Disorders of Attention
    —Ronald A. Cohen, Paul F. Malloy, Melissa A. Jenkins, and Robert H. Paul
  7. Frontal Lobe Function and Dysfunction
    —Paul F. Malloy, Ronald A. Cohen, Melissa A. Jenkins, and Robert H. Paul
  8. Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    —Robert L. Mapou
  9. Neuropsychology of Substance Use Disorders
    —Daniel N. Allen, Linda V. Frantom, Teri J. Forrest, and Gregory P. Strauss
  10. Emotional Disorders Associated With Neurological Diseases
    —Christopher Starratt

Appendix: Selective Listing of Medical Record Abbreviations


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Peter J. Snyder, PhD, graduated with high honors from The University of Michigan in 1986, after completing an undergraduate major in psychology. His PhD in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in behavioral neuroscience, was awarded by Michigan State University in 1992, following an internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Albert Einstein College of Medicine). Dr. Snyder received a Wilder Penfield Research Fellowship in 1992 from the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and he served as a Clinical Neurosciences Fellow in the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at Hillside Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) in 1992 and 1993. He also served as a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health in 1991.

Dr. Snyder publishes regularly and maintains numerous scientific collaborations. He serves as an associate editor of Brain and Cognition, and he has delivered over 100 presentations at international scientific conferences. His academic interests range from the evolutionary bases of functional neuroanatomical specialization to the neurobiological substrates of emotion and prosodic speech. Dr. Snyder's clinical interests bridge a wide variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. As a director and early clinical leader at Pfizer Global R & D—Groton Laboratories (Connecticut), he has led the early clinical development of novel compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease, at the central research laboratories for Pfizer Inc.

As a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), Dr. Snyder teaches graduate courses in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, maintains an active laboratory, and serves as the major professor for several graduate and postdoctoral students.

Dr. Snyder is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology), and he is the recipient of the 2001 Early Career Contributions Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Paul D. Nussbaum, PhD, graduated with high honors from the University of Arizona in 1985, after completing an undergraduate major in psychology. His PhD in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in clinical neuropsychology and minor in gerontology, was awarded in 1991 following an internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Highland Drive Veterans Administration Medical Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Dr. Nussbaum then completed a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an adjunct associate professor in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Nussbaum has over 15 years experience in the care of older people with dementia and related disorders, and he has worked in all sectors of the continuum of care. Dr. Nussbaum has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters, and he lectures internationally on the topics of aging and health promotion. Much of his writing and speaking is geared to the nonacademic, with a clear intention of educating the general public about the aging process. Dr. Nussbaum also writes a monthly article on healthy aging for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette-South that is read across the United States.

Diana L. Robins, PhD, graduated with high honors from Oberlin College, after completing undergraduate majors in psychology and neuroscience. Her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, was awarded by the University of Connecticut in 2002 following an internship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. Dr. Robins completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center in 2004. Her first year at Yale was supported by the Marie Bristol-Power Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Alliance for Autism Research, and her second year was supported by a competitive fellowship award from the Yale School of Medicine and by a training grant in neuropsychiatric disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Robins has developed an active research program with a primary focus on social deficits in autism spectrum disorders, and her research and clinical interests also include many areas of child and adult neuropsychology. Dr. Robins is assistant professor of psychology at Georgia State University, working in the divisions of clinical psychology and neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience.

Reviews & Awards

This second edition remains highly valuable and is a must have for students and practicing clinicians in neuropsychology.
—Doody Enterprises, Inc.