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Clinical Neuroscience
Foundations of Psychological and Neurodegenerative Disorders

ISBN 9781138630758
Published December 3, 2018 by Routledge
478 Pages 38 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Clinical Neuroscience offers a comprehensive overview of the biological bases of major psychological and psychiatric disorders, and provides foundational information regarding the anatomical and physiological principles of brain functioning. In addition, the book presents information concerning neuroplasticity, pharmacology, brain imaging, and brain stimulation techniques. Subsequent chapters address specific psychological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, including major depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, disorders of childhood origin, and addiction, as well as neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. This highly readable textbook expands case examples and illustrations to discuss the latest research findings in clinical neuroscience from an empirical, interdisciplinary perspective.

Table of Contents

Dedication  Acknowledgments  Foreword  Preface  1. Neuroanatomy, Brain Development, Protection, Metabolic Needs of the Brain, and Neuroplasticity  2. Cellular Function, Neurotransmission, and Pharmacology  3. Techniques of Brain Imaging and Brain Stimulation  4. Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Dementia of Alzheimer’s Type and Parkinson’s Diseases  5. Schizophrenia  6. Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder  7. Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  8. Addiction and Substance Use Disorders  9. Disorders of Childhood Origin: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ASD, and Tourette's Disorder  References Index

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Lisa L. Weyandt, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island (URI). She is an active member of the University of Rhode Island Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and faculty member of the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience. Professor Weyandt is recognized internationally and nationally as an expert on the assessment and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles covering an array of clinical neuroscience topics ranging from the use and misuse of prescription stimulants, brain imaging techniques, Tourette's disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and executive functions in clinical and non-clinical populations. She is also a licensed psychologist and works with children and adults with a variety of psychological conditions. Dr. Weyandt is the recipient of several awards; has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences; and has authored four books in addition to Clinical Neuroscience: Foundations of Psychological and Neurodegenerative Disorders.


"With this book, Dr. Weyandt has provided us with the new ‘gold standard’ for what a clinical neuroscience textbook should be. Its breadth of coverage is impressive, but even more so is the depth of coverage it provides into each major typical area and disorder. What is most stunning is that this is a single-authored text and not the usual edited collection of short chapters spanning all these topics but with little depth, continuity, and clinical value. Dr. Weyandt manifests a striking degree and scope of knowledge in clinical neuroscience in this text that will serve professionals and students in training in this area remarkably well. This should be considered the new desk reference for this field and will reward its owner with the most essential information they may need to know about the neuroscience of clinical disorders in the realm of neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry."

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry, Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

"Clinical Neuroscience is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the basics of neurophysiology combined with state-of-the-art review of neuroscientific contributions to understanding and treating psychopathology and neurocognitive disorders. This book will have broad appeal to students, clinicians, and researchers because of its impeccable scholarship, coverage of complex topics in an understandable fashion, and its unbiased delineation of concepts directly tied to empirical data."

George J. DuPaul, PhD, professor of school psychology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA