Avalia O Neuropsicol Gica 2 Ed

Author: Leandro F. Malloy-Diniz
Publisher: Artmed Editora
ISBN: 8582714785
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Esta nova edição de Avaliação neuropsicológica reúne alguns dos principais clínicos, professores e pesquisadores que se dedicam ao desenvolvimento desta área no Brasil. Abordando os avanços recentes e incluindo novos instrumentos de avaliação utilizados neste campo, esta é uma obra fundamental tanto para a formação como para o aprimoramento profissional.

Epilepsy

Author: Ennapadam S. Krishnamoorthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108232159
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This comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to epilepsy compares and contrasts scientific knowledge, clinical experience and social consciousness between Western and non-Western cultures, enhancing transcultural understanding and providing a paradigm for an integrative, truly global health policy for this disorder. Topics covered include pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of epilepsy; care models and traditional medical systems; service organization in resource-limited countries; cultural perspectives on consequences of epilepsy; social, anthropological, economic, political, and spiritual issues related to living with epilepsy; infectious and non-infectious causes and risk-factors; region-specific syndromes. Uniquely drawing attention to both a medical perspective and the burden of living with epilepsy, this is a must-have reference work for epileptologists, neurologists, epidemiologists, medical policymakers and health administrators in both the developed and developing world.

Practicing Neurology

Author: Rahman Pourmand
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597452971
Size: 76.54 MB
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This new edition, the latest volume from our Current Clinical NeurologyTM series, takes readers through the process of treating neurological conditions from evaluation to emergencies. For each condition, the author provides basic facts, key definitions, step-by-step instructions for conducting a concise physical examination, neurologic signs to watch for, treatment strategies, and the prognosis.

Statistical Models And Causal Inference

Author: David A. Freedman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195004
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David A. Freedman presents a definitive synthesis of his approach to statistical modeling and causal inference in the social sciences.

Life Span Developmental Psychology

Author: L. R. Goulet
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483217949
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Life-Span Development Psychology: Research and Theory covers the issues and problems associated with a life-span conceptualization of developmental psychology. The book discusses the status,issues, and antecedents of life-span developmental psychology; an approach to theory construction in the psychology of development and aging; and models and theories of development. The text also describes the methodology and research strategy in the study of developmental change; the application of multivariate strategies to problems of measuring and structuring long-term change; and the mechanisms required for the operation of perception and recognition. Learning and retention; language; and intellectual abilities are also considered. Developmental psychologists will find the study invaluable.

Depression In Late Life

Author: Dan German Blazer
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826114525
Size: 40.70 MB
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The author demarcates the current body of knowledge relevant to the clinical care of elders experiencing depression.

Executive Functions In Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Leandro Fernandes Malloy-Diniz
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889453065
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Executive Functions comprise a range of neuropsychological processes related to intentional behavior and cognitive control. There are several theoretical models defining and explaining the concept of Executive Functions. Most of these models consider that the term Executive Functions encompasses cognitive process as working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control and other complex functions as planning, problem-solving and abstract reasoning. Other models argue that motivational and emotional functions, such as affective decision-making, reside under the concept of Executive Function. Much evidence supports how complex cognitive functions are related to the physiological activity of brain networks, including the frontal cortex and its connections with subcortical structures. Several psychiatric disorders related to impairment in these brain networks (eg., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and drug addiction) leading to deficits in Executive Functions. These cognitive deficits affect patients’ everyday functioning, worsening the clinical course of the disease. For example, deficits in Executive Functions are related to suicide behavior in bipolar disorder patients. Furthermore, these deficits also relate to obesity, a lack of adherence to treatment and an underperformance in the workplace and educational settings. The understanding of the role of deficits in Executive Functions, including its neurobiological basis, developmental trajectories, and relationship with clinical outcomes, is fundamental to improve clinical management of psychiatric patients. This research topic includes 13 articles with interdisciplinary contributions related to the understanding of the deficits in Executive Functions and its relationship with clinical manifestations in psychiatric disorders.

The Challenge Of Geriatric Medicine

Author: Bernard Isaacs
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This lucid work provides a distillation of the author's lifetime experience with and compassion for the elderly. The expression "Giants of Geriatrics", coined by the author, is used in medical language to describe the principle chronic disabilities of old age. These include immobility, instability, incontinence, and intellectual impairment. Chapters on each of these have been supplemented by chapters on five further chronic disabilities, which are stroke, aphasia, depression, and visual and auditory handicap. Each chapter ends with a short critical bibliography, and the most significant points are encapsulated in original aphorsims. The aim is to provide practical guidance in non-specialist language for management of the "Giants", concentrating on areas of geriatric medicine which are not normally available in standard textbooks.