The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology

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The Neuropsychology of Psychopathology

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  • Chad A. Noggle PhD, ABN
  • Raymond S. Dean PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

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This clinical reference book presents state-of-the-science knowledge about the neurobiology and genetics of the major mental disorders and how this corresponds with their psychiatric features and neuropsychological traits. The text demonstrates how the application of neuropsychology to these disorders provides a more comprehensive foundation for greater accuracy in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The book focuses on the neuropathological and pathophysiological basis of the various symptoms, emphasizing the biological basis of each disorder. This approach stresses the importance of looking at the other functional impacts of these manifestations (for example, cognitive deficits secondary to depression).

The text compares adult versus child presentation of psychiatric disorders and covers the major forms of psychopathology including ADHD; Learning Disabilities; Pervasive Developmental Disorders; Mood, Anxiety, Personality, and Schizophrenic Disorders; Cortical and Subcortical Dementias; and Delirium. The book is written for clinical professionals to increase diagnostic accuracy and intervention success and to provide a way to approach psychopathologies as disorders of the neurological system.

Key Features:

  • Provides state-of-the-science knowledge about the application of neuropsychological practice to the major forms of psychopathology
  • Examines neurological and neuropsychological features of the major forms of psychopathology
  • Demonstrates how the application of neurobiology and genetics to psychiatric disorders can increase accuracy of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Considers adult versus child presentation of psychiatric disorders

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 26, 2012
  • Page Count 536
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826107008
  • EISBN 9780826107015

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Table of Contents 

Section I: Principles of Psychopathology

  • Chapter 1: Foundations of Psychopathology
  • Chapter 2: Adult versus Childhood Presentations
  • Chapter 3: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Psychopathology

Section II. Forms of Psychopathology

  • Chapter 4: Mental Retardation
  • Chapter 5: ADHD
  • Chapter 6: Learning Disabilities
  • Chapter 7: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Chapter 8: Conduct & Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Chapter 9: Tic Disorders
  • Chapter 10: Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders
  • Chapter 11: Mood Disorders: Bipolar
  • Chapter 12: Anxiety Disorders: GAD & Panic Disorders
  • Chapter13: Anxiety Disorders: OCD & PTSD
  • Chapter 14: Somatoform Disorders
  • Chapter 15: Dissociative Disorders
  • Chapter 16: Psychotic Disorders
  • Chapter 17: Personality Disorders, Cluster A : Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal personality disorders
  • Chapter 18: Personality Disorders, Cluster B: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic personality disorders
  • Chapter 19: Personality Disorders, Cluster C: Avoidant, Dependent, and Obsessive-compulsive personality disorders
  • Chapter 20: Dementia & Delirium
  • Chapter 21: Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Chapter 22: Eating Disorders

Section III. Interventions & Treatment

  • Chapter 23: Principles of Psychopharmacology
  • Chapter 24: Neuropsychological Assessment in Psychopathology
  • Chapter 25: Principles of the Diagnostic Interview
  • Chapter 26: Psychological Assessment: Projective and Objective
  • Chapter 27: Psychotherapy for Psychopathology
  • Chapter 28: Psychosurgery, ECT, and TMS

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