- An extensively updated chapter on the cellular and molecular biology of the neuron
- An expanded chapter on the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders
- An extensively revised and expanded chapter on the neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium
- A comprehensive revision and expansion of the chapter on clinical and functional neuroimaging
In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, so that clinicians can easily apply the content to the day to day challenges of their practices. In this volume's five main sections, you'll find basic principles of neuroscience (cellular and molecular biology of the neuron; functional neuroanatomy; and nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions), assessment (bedside neuropsychiatry, electrodiagnostic techniques, neuropsychological evaluation, and clinical and functional brain imaging), symptomatologies (delirium, aphasia, aggression and impulse control disorders, and memory dysfunctions and amnesia), neuropsychiatric disorders (traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, sleep disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, human immunodeficiency and viral disorders, endocrine disorders, poisons and toxins, alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, schizophrenia, mood and affective disorders, and anxiety disorders) and neuropsychiatric treatments (intracellular and intercellular principles; pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy).
With a remarkable 82 contributors, 29 of whom are new to this Edition—all recognized experts—this comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors' offices). Additionally, this Edition has added many tables and clinical summaries designed to be helpful for students and professionals at all levels in studying for certification and recertification examinations in psychiatry, neurology and the behavioral neurosciences.
The accompanying CD in PowerPoint presentation format contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use. It includes all 170 tables and all 250 figures, many in color, with their explanatory legends, easy to access and organized chapter by chapter with context provided—plus, Highlights for the Clinician summarizing the key clinical points for each chapter; locator menus; useful links; and a topic outline.
Contributors. Preface. Introduction. About the CD-ROM. Part I: Basic Principles of Neuroscience. Cellular and molecular biology of the neuron. Functional neuroanatomy: neuropsychological correlates of cortical and subcortical damage. Nervous, endocrine, and immune system interactions in psychiatry. Part II: Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Bedside neuropsychiatry: eliciting the clinical phenomena of neuropsychiatric illness. Electrodiagnostic techniques in neuropsychiatry. The neuropsychological evaluation. Clinical and functional imaging in neuropsychiatry. Epidemiological and genetic aspects of neuropsychiatric disorders. Part III: Neuropsychiatric Symptomatologies. Neuropsychiatric aspects of pain management. Neuropsychiatric aspects of disorders of attention. Neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium. Neuropsychiatric aspects of aphasia and related disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of aggression and impulse-control disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of memory and amnesia. Part IV: Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychiatric aspects of seizure disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of sleep and sleep disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of cerebrovascular disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of brain tumors. Neuropsychiatric aspects of human immunodeficiency virus infection of the central nervous system. Neuropsychiatric aspects of endocrine disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of poisons and toxins. Neuropsychiatric aspects of ethanol and other chemical dependencies. Neuropsychiatric aspects of dementias associated with motor dysfunction. Neuropsychiatric aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses. Neuropsychiatric aspects of schizophrenia. Neuropsychiatric aspects of mood disorders. Neuropsychiatric aspects of anxiety disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood and adolescence. Part V: Neuropsychiatric Treatments. Intracellular and intercellular principles of pharmacotherapy for neuropsychiatric disorders. Psychopharmacological treatments for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Cognitive rehabilitation and behavior therapy for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. Index.
"Despite the great increase of new knowledge in neuropsychiatry, the editors of the Fifth Edition have successfully avoided escalating size to impracticality, reducing the textbook's overall length while providing much new information. This magnificent volume will be a rewarding resource to all those who work in the mental health spectrum, from beginning students to the most advanced psychiatric practitioners."—From the Introduction by Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
About the Authors
Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D., is D.C. and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chairman of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine. He is Chairman of The Department of Psychiatry of The Methodist Hospital and is also responsible for oversight of academic activities in psychiatry at The Menninger Clinic, the Ben Taub General Hospital, the Houston Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Texas Children's Hospital.
Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Service in Sacramento, California.