Novel Approaches to Studying Basal Ganglia and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080953878
Format: PDF
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Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research. This volume is a collection of articles covering Novel Approaches to Studying Basal Ganglia and Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Topics covered include molecular profiling of direct and indirect striatal medium spiny neurons, the role of epigenetics in development and function of basal ganglia and transgenic animal models for Parkinson's disease.

Personality Disorders in Older Adults

Author: Erlene Rosowsky
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805826831
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rosowsky, Abrams, and Zweig have brought together a distinguished group of behavioral scientists and clinicians dedicated to understanding the interaction of personality and aging to synthesize what is now known about the diagnosis and treatment of the personality disorders in later life. Offering a rich array of theoretical perspectives (intrapsychic, interpersonal, neuropsychological, and systems), they summarize the empirical literature, present phenomenological case reports, and review psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and pharmacological treatment approaches. This comprehensive state-of-the-art guide will be welcomed by all those who must confront the complexity and the challenge of working with this population.

Science and Practice in Clinical Neurology

Author: S. C. Gandevia
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521431194
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Science and Practice in Clinical Neurology illustrates the changing face of neurology by reviewing many recent developments in the field. Among the many topics covered are headache, movement disturbances, abnormalities of sensation, autonomic failure, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and molecular genetic approaches to neurological disease. The authors emphasize the pathophysiology of neurological disorders and make suggestions for diagnosis and treatment. They also discuss a number of new diagnostic tests, incuding PET scanning and motor-evoked potentials. The volume concludes with an authoritative overview of important new directions in neuroscience, concentrating particularly on the contribution of molecular genetics.

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 1

Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128003766
Format: PDF, ePub
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Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume One: Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addictions provides the latest research in an area that shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others. The book also details how a further understanding of these commonalties can provide a platform for the study of specific addictions in greater depth, all in an effort to create new modes of understanding, causation, prevention, and treatment. The three volumes in this series address new research and challenges, offering comprehensive coverage on the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse, with each volume serving to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction, while also deepening our understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume One addresses tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, and opioids, with each section providing data on the general, molecular/cellular, and structural/functional neurological aspects of a given substance, along with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Provides a modern approach on the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by proving a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes a list of abbreviations, abstracts, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, and full references in each chapter Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and the genome to whole body

At Risk for Neuropsychiatric Disorders An Affective Neuroscience Approach to Understanding the Spectrum

Author: Raymond C. K. Chan
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889450260
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Neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental disorders constitute about 13% of the global burden of disease surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. The total cost worldwide of these diseases is estimated to exceed 100 million disability-adjusted life years. In order to begin to address this important problem, the present Research Topic brings together a group of leading affective neuroscience researchers to present their state-of-the-art findings using an affective neuroscience approach to investigate the spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders from patients to those at risk. They focus on different aspects of the emotional and social cognitive disturbances which are core features of neuropsychiatric disorders. While progress has been slow over last couple of decades, we are finally beginning to glimpse some of the underlying neural mechanisms of the emotional and social cognitive disturbances in patients and those at risk. With the technological advances in affective neuroscience and neuroimaging presented in this volume, we hope that progress will be much swifter in the coming years such that we can provide better care for patients and those at risk.

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer s Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Randolph W. Parks
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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This volume presents current research information on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in a format suitable for clinicians. The authors address the principal components and neuropsychological features of dementia syndromes, as well as recent developments in brain imaging.