Nel campo della riabilitazione neuropsicologica in questi ultimi anni è andato sempre più crescendo l’apporto di molti gruppi di ricercatori che hanno messo a disposizione della comunità scientifica, e dei riabilitatori in particolare, nuove ipotesi e modelli e nuovi strumenti di valutazione e di trattamento dei disturbi cognitivi. Sempre nell’ambito della riabilitazione neuropsicologica, gli approfondimenti e le revisioni sistematiche condotte sull’efficacia dei metodi riabilitativi sono divenuti una prassi sempre più diffusa e hanno fornito indicazioni più convincenti sull’utilizzo di non poche metodologie riabilitative cognitive. Questa nuova edizione de La riabilitazione neuropsicologica risponde alle numerose esigenze del settore, proponendo un testo aggiornato e al passo con la continua evoluzione del campo che oggi deve tener conto anche del mutamento degli obiettivi riabilitativi richiesto in ambito scientifico, oltre che dagli organismi mondiali della sanità (OMS), dandosi strumenti di valutazione capaci di indagare le conseguenze prodotte dai disturbi cognitivi sul grado di autonomia personale e sociale della persona e applicando strumenti di valutazione dell’efficacia riabilitativa basati su questi stessi parametri.
Imaging In Rehabilitation
Author: Terry R. Malone, Charles Hazle, Michael Grey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Market includes physical therapists, physical therapy and occupational therapy students State-of-the-art images illustrate the injury and healing process Includes a suggested treatment section for each injury listed Highly visual: 330 illustrations Covers radiography, CT, MRI, and ultrasound from the perspective of the therapist
Author: Paolo Legrenzi, Carlo Umilta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuroaesthetics, and neurotheology are just a few of the novel disciplines that have been inspired by a combination of ancient knowledge together with recent discoveries about how the human brain works. The mass media are full of news items featuring colour photos of the brain, that show us the precise location in which a certain thought or emotion, or even love occurs, hence leading us to believe that we can directly observe, withno mediation, the brain at work. But is this really so? This fascinating, accessible, and thought provoking new book questions our obsession with brain imaging. Written by two highly experienced psychologists, it discusses some of the familiar ideas usually associated wtih mind-body,
Focuses on a few of the important clustering algorithms in the context of information retrieval.
In this volume, the communicative and neuropsychological correlates of daily interactions are discussed. The predominant account on explaining the construction of meaning by humans is the inter-relational perspective, that postulates an intentional convergence of meaning arising as a consequence of the active exchanges between people. The neural correlates of communication were illustrated in the light of new empirical results, considering the main topics of: a) language and language development; b) pragmatics and neuropragmatics of communication; c) neurocognition and the cognitive bases of intentions; d) nonverbal communication and emotion contribution to the communicative systems. New methodological approaches are considered, with particular attention to neuroimaging (such as PET and fMRI) and brain stimulation techniques (as MEG and TMS), as well as their application to the clinical field.
Primer of Drug Action
Author: Robert M. Julien, Claire D. Advokat, Joseph E. Comaty
Edition after edition, Robert Julien’s A Primer of Drug Action keeps pace with one of the most dynamic fields of scientific inquiry, giving students immediate access to the most current research and promising new directions in psychopharmacology. Rigorously updated throughout, the new edition again takes its place as the definitive guide to the drugs that affect the mind and behavior. As always, it is clear, comprehensive, objective, and authoritative, spanning a wide variety of drug types, including sedatives, depressants, stimulants, analgesics, psychedelic drugs, steroids, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders. To visit Robert Julien's blog that accompanies A Primer of Drug Action, click here.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the most popular neuropsychological assessment instruments Neuropsychological testing can identify changes in cognition, behavior, and emotion; aid in determining the cause of a disorder or developmental problem; and assist clinicians in planning treatment and rehabilitation. To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment is that source. Completely updated to include the most current instruments, including the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), and the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition presents an overview of the assumptions, logic, knowledge base, and skills underlying the practice of neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological experts Nancy Hebben and William Milberg describe how clinical history, behavioral observations, and formal test results are used to make inferences about the contribution of brain dysfunction to psychological functioning. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major neuropsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition provides comprehensive instruction on neuropsychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. It also addresses practical and conceptual issues related to neuropsychological assessment in geriatric, pediatric, forensic, and other specialized settings. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WIAT-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Processing Assessment
Author: B. Blobel, P. Pharow, L. Parv
Publisher: IOS Press
Health technologies for personalized medicine have become important enablers for monitoring and treatment in both inpatient and outpatient care. The benefits of these technologies lead not only to improvements in medical services quality for all stakeholders, but also to new healthcare business models, promising a better containment of healthcare costs. This book presents the proceedings of the 2013 pHealth Conference, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2013. The pHealth conferences have established themselves as the leading international conference series on wearable or implantable micro and nanotechnologies for personalized medicine and health service provision. pHealth 2013 proceeds in bringing together a dynamic emerging professional community from Europe and beyond. The keynotes, invited speeches and oral presentations in this book address these wearable technologies, and also other topics such as health games, terminologies and ontologies, medical decision support, monitoring of environmental and living conditions, as well as social and ethical issues. We are at the beginning of what promises to be revolutionary change in healthcare offering significant opportunities for both patients and healthcare providers. This book will therefore be of interest to the entire healthcare industry.
Neurobiological research helps explain the experience of motherhood. This book, the exciting collaboration of a developmental psychoanalyst at the forefront of functional magnetic resonance attachment research and a leading neurobiological researcher on mirror neurons, presents a fresh and innovative look at intersubjectivity from a neurobiological and developmental perspective. Grounding their analysis of intersubjectivity in the newest advances from developmental neuroscience, modern attachment theory, and relational psychoanalysis, Massimo Ammaniti and Vittorio Gallese illustrate how brain development changes simultaneously with relationally induced alterations in the subjectivities of both mother and infant. Ammaniti and Gallese combine extensive current interdisciplinary research with in-depth clinical interviews that highlight the expectant mother’s changing subjective states and the various typologies of maternal representations. Building on Gallese’s seminal work with mirror neurons and embodied simulation theory, the authors construct a model of intersubjectivity that stresses not symbolic representations but intercorporeality from a second-person perspective. Charting the prenatal and perinatal events that serve as the neurobiological foundation for postnatal reciprocal affective communications, they conclude with direct clinical applications of early assessments and interventions, including interventions with pregnant mothers. This volume is essential for clinicians specializing in attachment disorders and relational trauma, child psychotherapists, infant mental health workers, pediatricians, psychoanalysts, and developmental researchers. It combines fascinating new information and illustrative clinical experience to illustrate the early intersubjective origins of our own and our patients’ internal worlds.
Since its first edition in 1988, this book has become the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology. Now fully revised and updated, it is an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all levels as well as clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field. Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology. Defines, clarifies and describes the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice. Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide range of sources. Fully updated throughout. Includes key point summaries. Complementary access to the e-book through ExpertConsult. Additional online electronic resources include: Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts). Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics. Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas. Now in 4 colour. New, bigger, more user-friendly format. Three new podcasts (consciousness, embodiment, shame and guilt).
A practical, comprehensive guide to using Integrated Psychological Therapy (IPT) for Schizophrenia Patients – the highly successful empirically supported approach that has become a standard treatment in many psychiatric clinics around the world. The first part of this book describes and explains the basic concepts of neurocognition, social cognition, and social competency that are now allowing us a better understanding of schizophrenia. Current treatment approaches and empirical support for them are also discussed.Clinicians learn step by step how to apply the therapy techniques and to select the appropriate therapy materials (described in detail in practical appendices). The book also provides practical advice about dealing with group processes and individual dyadic situations. Differential indications, assessment, therapy planning and evaluation are presented. Therapists will also learn how to use IPT within multimodal therapy and rehabilitation efforts (case management; implementation of IPT). The final part of the book provides an overview of further developments of IPT: Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy (INT), conceptualized mainly for outpatients with better social functioning, and specific social skills programs for residential, vocational, and recreational rehabilitation (WAF).
Author: Dane Pohlman, DO, Victor Tseng, DO, Eric Wisotzky, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Get immediate access to crucial information about the most common EMG studies. This handy, practical resource designed for quick reference at the point of care covers a wide spectrum of electrodiagnostic tests. Written for both novice and experienced electromyographers, this at-a-glance guide is concise enough to fit in a pocket, yet replete with essential technical detail, pearls, and clinical photos to illustrate proper study set-ups. Pocket EMG covers what you need to know to successfully perform nerve conduction and needle EMG studies in a fast-paced clinical environment. It also includes helpful protocols for specific clinical problems. The first section is devoted to nerve conduction studies and covers sensory and motor studies of the upper and lower extremities, late responses, and other tests including facial motor nerves, blink reflex, and repetitive nerve stimulation. Section two covers needle electromyography and catalogs set-ups for upper and lower extremity tests, paraspinals, and facial muscles. The final two sections contain study protocols for presenting chief complaints or suspected diagnoses, normal values, and high-yield tables and lists. Each test includes a photograph of the proper set-up, indications for performing the test, technical pointers, and physiological considerations. Key Features: Organized consistently and pocket-sized for quick reference in the EMG lab Includes a photo of the proper set-up for each test, indications for performing the test, and clinical pearls and pointers to enhance skills Contains study protocols for common complaints, normal value ranges for individual tests, and high-yield tables and lists
Author: S. Marc Breedlove, Neil Verne Watson
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Published in March 2013, Biological Psychology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive survey of the biological bases of behavior designed for undergraduates enrolled in biological psychology, physiological psychology, or behavioral neuroscience courses. It offers a broad perspective, encompassing lucid descriptions of behavior, evolutionary history, development, proximate mechanisms, and applications.