Description - The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness by Stephen P. Salloway
An examination of the frontal lobes and their relationship to neuropsychiatric illness. The volume brings together the work of 26 experts in clinical neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroscience and neuroimaging. Part One introduces frontal lobe dysfunction, arguing that our ageing population, with its decline in executive cognitive abilities, mandates corresponding eligibility and treatment changes in public and private health disability policies. Part Two delineates the anatomy and neurochemistry of the extended frontal systems underlying neuropsychiatric illnesses such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and schizophrenia, details the role of the prefrontal cortex in consciousness and self-awareness, and offers a tantalizing theory on the lateralization of prefrontal cognitive functions. Part Three focuses on clinical practice, diagnosis and treatment strategies. Part Four covers the role of the frontal lobes in major neuropsychiatric illness such as depression and schizophrenia, describes the neurological substrates of content-specific delusions, and concludes with a report on the stereotactic neurosurgical treatment of refractory OCD.
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(279mm x 152mm x mm)
American Psychiatric Press Inc.
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Author Biography - Stephen P. Salloway
Stephen P. Salloway, M.D., M.S., is Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University School of Medicine, and Director of Neurology and the Memory Disorders Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Paul F. Malloy, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and Director of Psychology at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. James D. Duffy, M.B., Ch.B., is Medical Director of the Huntingtonï¿½s Disease Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut; and Director of Psychiatric Consultation Services at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.