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Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521663984

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  • This book provides a comprehensive account of the emotional and cognitive aspects of Parkinson's disease, derived from the neurological and psychiatric assessment of hundreds of patients by the authors. It offers a thorough survey of the published literature on the topic and readers will find a complete and helpful overview of the clinical features and treatment of Parkinson's disease, followed by discussions of associated depressive disorders, anxiety, phobias, apathy, hallucinations, delusions, and sleep disorders. The authors also discuss specific cognitive deficits and the mechanisms for these disorders, as well as the psychiatric and cognitive side effects of anti-parkinsonian medications and new surgical treatments.

    • Eminent authors present their experience based on hundreds of cases
    • Practical approach appropriate to clinicians at all levels
    • Includes clear guidelines, flow diagrams and relevant rating scales
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a rich, thoughtful compendium of information on Parkinson's disease and its associated complications. It is recommended for clinicians who wish to have a quick Parkinson's disease reference book at hand." Clinical Gerontologist

    "Starkstein and Merello have provided a much needed text and I strongly recommend it." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

    "[A] concise and accurate overview of relevant issues related to mental deterioration in PD...essential reading for all clinicians working with PD." Psychological Medicine

    "The book is essential reading for physicians treating Parkinson's disease." Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics

    "Succinct and accessible..." Doody's Electronic Journal

    "Starkstein and Merello have provided a much needed text and I strongly recommend it." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

    "A very important addition to the published literature. Accessible and clear...an engaging and educational read." The Lancet Neurology

    "The authors' expertise regarding the neurological and psychiatric domain of Parkinson's disease is beyond question, and their research is impressively thorough. Their work is to the point, and their language is well focused and distinct. The book abundantly meets their objectives and provides the reader with an up-to-date panorama of PD and many other neurodegenerative issues. Well organized...I highly recommend this book." The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521663984
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 28 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Epidemiologic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of Parkinson's disease
    3. Parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease
    4. Cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease
    5. Depression in Parkinson's disease
    6. Anxiety, phobias, apathy and premorbid personality in Parkinson's disease
    7. Neuropsychologic and psychiatric side-effects of antiparkinsonian medication
    8. Treatment of psychiatric disorders in Parkinson's disease
    Appendix
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Sergio E. Starkstein, Buenos Aires Neuropsychiatric Center
    Sergio E. Starkstein was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University and is now head of the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology at the Raul Carrea Institute of Neurological Research (FLENI) in Bueonos Aires. He is the author of many research articles and book chapters in neuropsychiatry, and an earlier book, Depression in Neurologic Disease (1993).

    Marcelo Merello, Raul Carrea Institute of Neurological Research-FLENI
    Marcelo J. Merello was a Research Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, and is now head of the Movement Disorders Section at FLENI in Buenos Aires. He is the author of many research articles and book chapters, and coedited New Trends in Parkinson's Disease Treatment. He is a member of the editorial board of Movement Disorders.

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