During the twentieth century, new neurobehavioral diseases appeared or were described for the first time. Exposure to certain toxins or noxious environments, for example, produced illnesses that did not exist before the twentieth century. In addition, established illnesses were reconceptualized with regard to their cause or neurobiological basis. Autism, for instance, was described for the first time during the twentieth century and may not have existed previously. Its cause was subsequently reconceptualized from a disorder related to inadequate parenting, to a brain disorder with possible genetic causes.
These major new and reconceptualized disorders are reviewed in this book with regard to their neurocognitive characteristics, causes, and outcome. Disorders covered include ADHD in adults, Lewy Body Dementia, autism, multiple chemical sensitivity, deployment syndromes found in veterans of the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan wars, effects of low birth weight, neurobehavioral respiratory disorders, PTSD, and comorbid disorders such as depression and brain injury.
The expert reviews of these disorders give balanced coverage of the ongoing and often controversial research findings that continue to generate much professional and public interest. This volume provides an essential resource for researchers, instructors, and clinicians in the fields of neuropsychology, psychiatry, behavioral neurology, neuroscience, toxicology, as well as the informed general public concerned and affected by these disorders.
Table of Contents
G. Goldstein, T.M. Incagnoli, A.E. Puente, Introduction. N. Barre, E.M. Westrupp, K. Howard, P.J. Anderson, Long-Term Outcome Following Preterm Birth. J. Griebling, D.L. Williams, G. Goldstein, N.J. Minshew, Reconceptualization of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders as Neurodevelopmental Disorders. L.J. Katz, AD/HD in Adults: The Syndrome and its Reconceptualization. J.T. Becker, E.S. Farbman, R.L. Hamilton, O.L. Lopez, Dementia with Lewy Bodies. G. Goldstein, Persian Gulf and Other "Deployment" Syndromes. J.A. Alvarez, K. Oveson, J. Vasterling, Neurobehavioral Aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). G. Goldstein, R.V. Lopez, A.E. Puente, Comorbid Disorders. W.J. Shemansky, G. Goldstein, Behavioral Toxicological Disorders. K.S. Krug, A.E. Puente, Respiratory Disorders and Neuropsychological Dysfunction. J. DeLuca, H.L. Rogers, J.C. Arango Lasprilla, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Related "Neurasthenic" Disorders.
Gerald Goldstein holds a Master's degree in education from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. He is a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Formerly he was a faculty member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas and a Fellow of the Menninger Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association. He has authored 185 papers, authored or edited 15 books, and written numerous book chapters in the areas of neuropsychology, schizophrenia, alcoholism, autism, and homelessness.
Theresa M. Incagnoli holds a Ph.D. in psychology from St. John's University and has completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Incagnoli is currently in the private practice of clinical neuropsychology in Manhattan for children and adults. Prior to that, she initiated neuropsychology services at the VA Healthcare System. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology where she is a reviewer of work samples for candidates applying for the Diplomate. Dr. Incagnoli has published in the areas of clinical and forensic neuropsychology.
Antonio D. Puente, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has published over 200 books, chapters, and articles and is currently Editor of Neuropsychology Review.
"With Contemporary Neurobehavioral Syndromes, Goldstein, Incagnoli, and Puente provide clinicians and advanced trainees a window into the latest clinical conditions that are encountered by neuropsychologists and a refreshing view of conditions that clinicians have struggled to understand for decades. The editors, distinguished scholars and practitioners themselves, have assembled a group of contributing authors who are experts on the topics that they cover in the book. No other resource offers such thorough coverage of this collection of the newest and reconceptualized syndromes encountered in the practice of clinical neuropsychology." - Shane Bush, Ph.D., Director, Long Island Neuropsychology, President, National Academy of Neuropsychology
"Contemporary Neurobehavioral Syndromes is an edited work by three distinguished clinical neuropsychologists. The volume includes a state of the art compilation of chapters on topics that should be of interest to both clinical neuropsychological practitioners and researchers. The chapters brings together in one source up to date information on syndromes and conditions that represent new challenges to the field; it is a must have reference work that would also complement graduate level clinical neuropsychology courses." - Robert J. McCaffrey, Ph.D, ABN, ABPdN Professor of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA
"This book reflects the extensive development of contemporary neuropsychology. Many syndromes described in the book, like syndrome of ADHD in adults, toxicological disorders, chronic fatigue or "deployment" syndromes are new for the neuropsychological literature, some others are reconceptualized. The volume is also very important for better understanding of neurobehavioral consequences in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, preterm birth. This book will be a valuable resource for neuropsychologists and other specialists in neuroscience." - Janna M. Glozman, Ph.D., Moscow State University, Russia
"The concept behind Contemporary Neurobehavioral Syndromesis unique and timely: discuss the neuropsychology of neurobehavioral syndromes that have newly appeared, been reworked conceptually, or been better understood in recent years, presumably with the goal of familiarizing clinicians with emerging diagnostic concepts, features, and related research. The book truly does a service by bringing accessible and relevant literature reviews to any interested clinical neuropsychology practitioner who needs to know the neurobehavioral issues associated with these illnesses. At just over 300 pages, Contemporary Neurobehavioral Syndromes is relatively brief by the standards of many edited textbooks in neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. This text, however, fills a unique niche in the fairly crowded market of textbooks in neuropsychology." - Nancy Hebben, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School