Clinical neuropsychology is one of the fastest growing specialties within mainstream clinical psychology, neurology and the psychiatric disciplines. This handbook is designed to provide a practical guide for those interested in the professional application of neuropsychological approaches and techniques in clinical practice. The book is written and presented in the concise, structured, note-based style characteristic of the Oxford Handbook Series. ...(Información más detallada)It covers the contribution that neuropsychological approaches can make to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of brain disorders, as well as addressing the special considerations when treating children and the elderly. The content is firmly anchored in contemporary neuroscientific techniques, focusing on the techniques of functional imaging, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and cognitive rehabilitation. It also provides background information on laboratory and research techniques, as well as covering relevant neurology and psychiatry. The readership will include trainee neuropsychologists, students and teachers in the clinical and cognitive neurosciences and psychology, neurobiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists.