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Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Adults

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ISBN 9781593852061
Published December 4, 2005 by Guilford Press
485 Pages

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Book Description

While neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders are often diagnosed in childhood, understanding and managing the impact of these conditions is a lifelong challenge. This authoritative handbook presents cutting-edge knowledge to guide effective assessment and treatment throughout the adult years. Illuminated are the neurobiological bases and clinical characteristics of a broad range of conditions that affect learning and behavior as well as physical functioning and health. Following a consistent format, chapters comprehensively describe the developmental course of each disorder, the changing needs of adults, and ways to help them harness their strengths.

Table of Contents

I. Basic Principles and Applications
1. Introduction, Cecil R. Reynolds and Sam Goldstein
2. Neuropsychological Assessment in Genetically Linked Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cecil R. Reynolds and Joan W. Mayfield
3. Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Medical Genetics: An Overview, Bonnie J. Baty, John C. Carey, and William M. McMahon
4. Neuroimaging and Genetic Disorders, Sherri L. Provencal and Erin D. Bigler
II. Disorders Primarily Affecting Learning and Behavior
5. Learning Disabilities, Sam Goldstein and Kordell Kennemer
6. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Sam Goldstein and Adam Schwebach
7. Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome, Laura M. Arnstein and Ronald T. Brown
8. Anxiety Disorders, Alicia E. Meuret and Stefan G. Hofmann
9. Depressive Disorders, Dawn H. S. Reinemann and Susan M. Swearer
10. Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Elaine Clark, William R. Jenson, and Judith N. Miller
11. Substance Use and Abuse, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., and Arthur MacNeill Horton III
III. Disorders with Broader-Spectrum Effects
12. Turner Syndrome, M. Paige Powell and Kimberly R. Snapp
13. Fragile X Syndrome, Robin L. Hansen and Randi J. Hagerman
14. Williams Syndrome, Richard Rider
15. Noonan Syndrome, Jacqueline Anne Noonan
16. Neurofibromatosis, Dorothee L. Serpas
17. Sickle Cell Disease, Julien T. Smith
18. Down Syndrome, Heather Cody Hazlett
19. Klinefelter Syndrome, Heather Cody Hazlett
20. Rett Syndrome, Robert T. Brown, Kathleen K. McMillan, and Alexis Herschthal
21. Lesch-Nyhan Disease, Jasper E. Visser, David J. Schretlen, James C. Harris, and H.A. Jinnah
22. Prader-Willi Syndrome, Elisabeth M. Dykens, Karen Summar, and Elizabeth Roof
23. Progeroid Syndromes, Susan Homack, Crystal Reneé Hill, and Cecil R. Reynolds

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“A beautifully crafted volume spanning a wide range of neurological and genetic disorders in adults, and representing the state of the science on these disorders. Giving special attention to the psychological and social impact of these disorders, the editors and authors have concisely presented information that will be maximally useful to both clinicians and researchers. This book will surely become the standard on this subject against which others will be measured."--Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse

"A 'must read' for clinicians and researchers alike. This straightforward, well-written volume offers breadth and depth on important topics that affect learning and behavior--such as adult learning disabilities, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders--as well as disorders with broader effects, including fragile X, Rett syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. The Handbook provides a comprehensive, authoritative discussion of the neurological underpinnings of developmental and genetic disorders, and is an excellent companion to the Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children."--Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, Department of Psychology, George Mason University

"This book serves as an excellent guide for the clinical neuropsychologist. The editors provide a ready reference for practitioners in need of up-to-date knowledge on a host of disorders often seen in practice. Covering a broad spectrum of disorders, each well-organized chapter is thorough yet concise. Highly recommended."--Robert A. Leark, PhD, Forensic Psychology Doctoral Program, Alliant International University