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.
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
From being an area primarily on the periphery of mainstream behavioural and cognitive science, neuropsychology has developed in recent years into an area of central concern for a range of disciplines.
We are witnessing not only a revolution in the way in which brain-behaviour-cognition relationships are viewed, but also a widening of interest concerning developments in neuropsychology on the part of a range of workers in a variety of fields.
Major advances in brain-imaging techniques and the cognitive modelling of the impairments following brain injury promise a wider understanding of the nature of the representation of cognition and behaviour in the damaged and undamaged brain.
Neuropsychology is now centrally important for those working with brain-damaged people, but the very rate of expansion in the area makes it difficult to keep with findings from the current research.
The aim of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition series is to publish a wide range of books that present comprehensive and up-to-date overviews of current developments in specific areas of interest.
These books will be of particular interest to those working with the brain-damaged. It is the editors' intention that undergraduates, postgraduates, clinicians and researchers in psychology, speech pathology, and medicine will find this series a useful source of information on important current developments.
The authors and editors of the books in the series are experts in their respective fields, working at the forefront of contemporary research. They have produced texts that are accessible and scholarly. We thank them for their contribution and their hard work in fulfilling the aims of the series.