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Developmental Disorders of the Brain

ISBN 9781138911901
Published October 26, 2016 by Psychology Press
388 Pages

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Book Description

Developmental Disorders of the Brain: Brain and Behaviour addresses disabilities that occur or have their roots in the early, developmental phase of life which are of utmost concern to parents, siblings, carers and teachers.

This text describes the latest clinical and behavioral findings of disorders which largely or entirely involve the frontostriatal (basal ganglia) system including Tourette’s, Obsessive-Compulsive and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity disorders, Schizophrenia, Autism, gambling and addiction, depression, and Conduct, Developmental Motor Co-ordination, and language disorders. Examples of disorders involving the frontocerebellar are also described such as Asperger’s disorder, Williams, Fragile X, and Cerebellar Cognitive Affective syndromes, and Friedreich Ataxia. This book also discusses the relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology, and some of the major functions mediated by affected or relevant structures, together with accounts of the latest recording, brain imaging and stimulating techniques related to these kinds of disorders.

Covering both frontostriatal and frontocerebellar, systems which control and direct normal behavior, and which can fail with often distressing consequences during development, as well as addressing behavioural, clinical, pathophysiological and technical aspects, this text is vital to understanding, diagnosis and management of developmental disorders of the brain. This text will be of great interest to clinicians, researchers, teachers and parents.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword;  1. The Basal Ganglia- Dr Katherine A. Johnson 2. The Frontal Cortex- Katherine A. Johnson  3. Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome -Dr Darren Hocking 4. New Technologies In Clinical Neuroscience, Dr Natalia Albein-Urios 5. Developmental Coordination Disorder- Dr Christian Hyde  6. Language Disorder- Dr Jarrad Lum 7. Autism Spectrum Disorder- Professor Nicole J. Rinehart  8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Professor Mark A. Bellgrove 9.  Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder- Dr Jessica Green  10.  Depression- Professor Jeff Daskalakis  11. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Dr Richard Moulding  12. Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome- Dr Diane Sheppard 13. Addiction- Dr Jodie Naimfell  14. Gambling Disorder - Dr Felicity Lorains 15. Schizophrenia - Dr Tamara May 16. Williams Syndrome - Dr Darren Hocking 17.  Friedreich Ataxia- Dr Louise Corben  18. Fragile X Syndrome and other FMR1-related conditions- Esther Ginsberg 19.  Cerebellar-Frontal-Parietal Axis in Developmental Disorders- Dr Claudie Kraan  20.  Last Thoughts; Index

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Nicole J. Rinehart is currently professor of Psychology (Clinical) at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia

John L. Bradshaw is Emeritus professor of Psychology and researcher at Monash University, Australia

Peter Enticott is currently associate professor of Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia