This book assembles, for the first time, information required for the recognition, understanding, and treatment of behavioral problems resulting from neurological conditions. Its focus is two-pronged: 1) on conditions where cognitive-behavioral manifestations are major symptoms, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and developmental language disorder; and 2) on conditions where these symptoms are significant but secondary, such as brain tumors, epilepsy, and AIDS.
This multi-authored guide also outlines effective approaches to behavioral therapy for these conditions. Pediatric Behavioral Neurology is an excellent resource for practitioners whose work demands knowledge of the symptoms, signs, and treatment of behavioral and cognitive disorders caused by brain abnormalities. It is comprehensive, yet concise and easy to use.
Table of Contents
Developmental Language Disorders, B.C. Wilson
Mental Retardation, H. Costeff
Autistic Spectrum Disorders, H.M. Davidovicz
Complication of the Perinatum: The Outcome of Prematurity, R. Nass and G. Ross
The Persistent Vegetative State in Infancy and Childhood, S. Ashwal
Neurobehavioral Consequences of Congenital Focal Lesions, R. Nass and J. Stiles
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Y. Frank
Learning Disabilities, D.D. Duane
Childhood Dementia and Progressive Encephalopathies, S.G. Pavlakis and A.M. Chutorian
Cognitive and Behavioral Manifestations of Metabolic and Chromosomal Disorders, D.A. Trauner
Neurobehavioral Abnormalities in Epilepsy, G.E. Solomon and C. Pfeffer
Neurobehavioral Abnormalities Resulting from Brain Tumors and Their Therapy, P.K. Duffner, L.A. Jackson, and M.E. Cohen
Tourette Syndrome and Tics, M. Olson
Neurobehavioral Manifestations of Pediatric AIDS/HIV-1 Infection, M. Mintz
Behavior Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Neurobehavioral Disorders, D. Pelcovitz and S. Ajodan
"The field of pediatric behavioral neurology has undergone rapid growth over the last few decades, but there are relatively few books that have attempted to provide an overview of the field that is of practical relevance to clinical management. This book therefore makes a major contribution."
-Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy