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Sleep Epilepsies and Cognitive Impairment

Sleep  Epilepsies  and Cognitive Impairment Book
Author : Peter Halasz,Anna Szucs
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-02-26
ISBN : 0128125802
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Translational research connects science and clinical medicine from "the bench to the bedside." In Sleep, Epilepsies and Cognitive Impairment, the authors look back from the bedside to the brain function underlying clinical symptoms and reveal mechanisms explored by contemporary neuroimaging and signal analysis in the overlapping fields of sleep and epilepsy. This book will help the reader to see epilepsy from a new viewpoint. The common pathophysiology binding together the diverse manifestations of epilepsies is the exaggeration of plastic functions of the brain involving the hippocampus, the non-specific thalamocortical system and the perisylvian cognitive network. Epileptic derailment seems to be the price for the latest achievements of the mammal and human brain; namely the highly developed ability to change and learn. The contemporary results of sleep research provide new viewpoints to explain why sleep and epilepsy are bedfellows. Converging evidence supports the concept that one of the most important biological roles of NREM sleep is the renewal of synaptic balance ensuring learning ability from one day to the next and consolidation of new memories. Epilepsy and NREM sleep use overlapping structures and functions, therefore epilepsy beginning in early childhood may interfere with sleep plastic functions. NREM sleep, which affects original learning and memory, may become the hidden source of chronic cognitive impairment when epilepsy occurs during sleep and blocks the plastic processes. Sleep, Epilepsies and Cognitive Impairment abandons the academic classification of epilepsy by following the system epilepsy concept, binding major epilepsies with structures and functions of physiological brain systems. It tries to show within this system the close interrelationship between sleep, epilepsy and cognition. Neuroscientists, clinical epileptologists and neurologists interested in brain processes underlying brain plasticity, sleep and epilepsy will find this book thought provoking. It offers good "brain-gymnastics" for reconsidering the ideas on epilepsy. It provides contemporary knowledge about the neurophysiological and functional anatomical background of major epilepsies Treats major epilepsies as system epilepsies of brain networks Reveals the interrelationship of sleep, epilepsy and cognitive impairment showing how epileptic manifestations became facilitated in NREM sleep and interferes with sleep plastic functions

Encephalopathy related to Status Epilepticus during slow Sleep

Encephalopathy related to Status Epilepticus during slow Sleep Book
Author : Guido Rubolli,Carlo-Alberto Tassinari
Publisher : John Libbey Eurotext
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 2742016252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the last years, clinical data, neurophysiological and imaging investigations, as well as genetic studies have renewed the interest on ESES. In addition, experimental findings from sleep research have opened fascinating perspectives on some possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved in this condition. These issues are presented and discussed in this book by clinicians, neurophysiologists, sleep physiologists and geneticists. They all have been working on ESES with the aim to provide an updated overview of this special syndrome in the light of recent research.

Sleep related Epilepsy and Electroencephalography An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Sleep related Epilepsy and Electroencephalography  An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics Book
Author : Madelieine Grigg-Damberger,Nancy R Foldvary-Schaefer
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2012-03-26
ISBN : 1455743143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This issue on Sleep Electroencephalography (EEG) gives an overview of Electrophysiological readings in sleep with such articles as “The Nuts and Bolts of EEG and “How the Sleep/Wake EEG Changes Across the Lifespan. Identifying abnormal EEG activity and patterns in the Electroencephalographic readings is also discussed. The issue then further focuses in on Seizures and the EEG; specifically, how EEG can be used to diagnosis and identify seizure disorders and differentiate seizures from other paroxysmal nocturnal events, and to diagnose other primary sleep disorders in people with epilepsy.

Sleep in Medical and Neurologic Disorders an Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics

Sleep in Medical and Neurologic Disorders  an Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics Book
Author : Flavia B. Consens
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2016-02-19
ISBN : 0323416659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dr. Flavia B. Consens has assembled an expert team of authors on the topic of Sleep in Medical and Neurologic Disorders. Articles include: Sleep and pulmonary disease, Sleep and Pain, Sleep and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Sleep and Stroke, Sleep in the pediatric population, Sleep and cancer, Narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness, Sleep in the hospitalized patient, Sleep and psychiatric disorders, Occupational sleep medicine, and more!

Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy

Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy Book
Author : Gregory L. Holmes, MD,Steven C. Schachter,Dr. Dorothee GA Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenite, "MD,MPH"
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2007-10-15
ISBN : 9781934559888
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The field of epilepsy and behavior has grown considerably in the past number of years, reflecting advances in the laboratory and clinic. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice is the definitive text on epilepsy behavioral issues, from basic science to clinical applications, for all neurologists, psychosocial specialists, and researchers in the fields of epilepsy, neuroscience, and psychology/psychiatry. Behavioral aspects of epilepsy include a patient's experiences during seizures, his or her reaction during and between seizures, the frequency of episodes and what can be determined from the number of seizures. With contributions by dozens of leading international experts, this is the only book to cover all aspects of this critical emerging science. Adult and pediatric patients, animal models, and epilepsy surgery and its effects are all covered in detail. Behavioral Aspects of Epilepsy is the only source for up-to-date information on a topic that has significant and growing interest in the medical community. This comprehensive, authoritative text has a bench to bedside, approach that covers: The mechanisms underlying epilepsy and behavior Neurophysiologic function Neuropsychiatric and behavioral disorders in patients with epilepsy The effects of treatments and surgery on behavior Pediatric and adolescent epilepsy Disorders associated with epilepsy that impact behavior And much more

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy

The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy Book
Author : Michael R. Trimble,Bettina Schmitz
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-06-09
ISBN : 1139497898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Research into the neuropsychiatry of epilepsy has become a central focus of interest in the last five years. Comorbidity of epilepsy with behavioral problems is now recognized widely, and the neuroscientific basis for such comorbidity is an active area of investigation. With an expanded international team of authors, this fully revised new edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor, examining in detail the subtleties of behavioral changes in patients with seizure disorders and offering both a diagnostic and a management perspective. New chapters cover genetic disorders, the effects of epilepsy on social behavior as viewed through theory of mind, a discussion of the precuneus, the importance and nature of peri-ictal psychiatric symptoms, depression and the interictal dysphoric disorder, and the relationship between antiepileptic drugs and suicide. This new edition is a must for anyone involved in diagnosing or managing epilepsy.

Top Topics in Child Adolescent Psychiatry An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Top Topics in Child   Adolescent Psychiatry  An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America  Book
Author : Harsh K. Trivedi
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-12-27
ISBN : 0323358179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this issue of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, consulting editor Dr. Harsh Trivedi has selected topics that continually are at the forefront for child and adolescent psychiatrists.Among the top topics are: Children's Exposure to Violent Video Games and Desensitization to Violence; Neurobiology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Psychosocial Interventions in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; 5. Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders; 6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Adolescent Eating Disorders: Definitions, Symptomatology, Epidemiology and Comorbidity. Authors renown in the psychiatric field and the pediatric field provide the physician clinical outcomes and therapeutic management of these disorders.

Sleep Disorders Medicine E Book

Sleep Disorders Medicine E Book Book
Author : Sudhansu Chokroverty
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2009-09-09
ISBN : 070203908X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dr. Sudhansu Chokroverty—a world-recognized expert in sleep medicine—presents the third edition of Sleep Disorders Medicine for the latest developments in this rapidly expanding specialty, with coverage of neuroscience and clinical application. In addition to summarizing basic science and important technological aspects of diagnosis and treatment, this edition presents new chapters—on sleep and memory consolidation, neuroimaging, and more—in a color layout that makes it easy to access the latest advances in the field. The text’s manageable size and logical, multi-disciplinary approach make it the right choice for newcomers and experienced clinicians alike. Covers all aspects of sleep medicine in a practical, logical format divided into three sections: the basic science of sleep physiology, neuroanatomy, and biochemistry; the technical methods of recording; and a clinical approach to patients with sleep complaints. Represents the breadth of knowledge across disciplines through the contributions of 50 prominent names in the field of sleep medicine. Provides a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders with coverage of related fields such as pulmonology, otolaryngology, and psychiatry. Includes a Glossary of Terms adapted from the American Sleep Disorders Association for quick reference to the sleep terminology used throughout the text. Demonstrates how recent basic science advances affect clinical medicine through new chapters on Sleep Deprivation and Sleepiness; Sleep and Memory Consolidation; Neuroimaging in Sleep and Sleep Disorders; Nutrition and Sleep; Nature and Treatment of Insomnia; Evolution of Sleep from Birth through Adolescence; Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children and Women’s Sleep. Improves on the clarity and consistency of the text with a new, completely redrawn art program, including full-color illustrations in the clinical section that enhances diagnostic material.

Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book

Therapy in Sleep Medicine E Book Book
Author : Teri J. Barkoukis,Jean K. Matheson,Richard Ferber,Karl Doghramji
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2011-10-31
ISBN : 1455723304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.

Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders

Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders Book
Author : Suresh Kotagal, MD,Sanjeev V. Kothare, MD
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2011-01-27
ISBN : 1935281550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders addresses the myriad sleep-wake issues associated with neurological disturbances from the newborn period through adolescence. The editors and contributing authors are internationally recognized authorities who cover everything from sleep and ADHD, headaches, restless leg syndrome, parasomnias, hypersomnias, autism, brain tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other primary disorders to sleep co-morbidities, assessment, testing, interventions, pharmacology and more. The first book devoted to the growing field of pediatric neurosomnology, Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders is an invaluable text for clinicians looking for current information and practical guidance to successfully manage their pediatric sleep patients. Sleep in Childhood Neurological Disorders features Dedicated focus on neurologically-based sleep disorders in children Diagnostic tables, key points, clinical pearls, and treatment algorithms throughout to enhance clinical utility Directions for "Future Research" in each chapter highlight promising studies and new therapies Broad-based coverage of the full range of common sleep disorders and co-morbidities

Sleep Disorders An Issue of Neurologic Clinics E Book

Sleep Disorders  An Issue of Neurologic Clinics   E Book Book
Author : Bradley Vaughn
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2012-11-15
ISBN : 1455747750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sleep disorders are a widely recognized consequence of many neurological pathologies. This issue of Neurologic Clinics features the following articles: Sleep Physiology; Sleep Assessment Tools for the Neurologist; Fitting Sleep into Neurological Practice; Insomnia; Parasomnias and look-alikes; Sleep Apnea: Obstructive and central; Restless Legs syndrome; Circadian Rhythm; Pediatric Sleep Disorders; Dementia; Stroke; Epilepsy; CNS Immunological and Infectious; Movement Disorders; Neuromuscular ; Headache; Traumatic Brain Injury; and Psychiatry in Sleep.

Wyllie s Treatment of Epilepsy

Wyllie s Treatment of Epilepsy Book
Author : Elaine Wyllie,Gregory D. Cascino,Barry E. Gidal,Howard P. Goodkin
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2012-02-17
ISBN : 1451153481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In one convenient source, this book provides a broad, detailed, and cohesive overview of seizure disorders and contemporary treatment options. For this Fifth Edition, the editors have replaced or significantly revised approximately 30 to 50 percent of the chapters, and have updated all of them. Dr. Wyllie has invited three new editors: Gregory Cascino, MD, FAAN, at Mayo Clinic, adult epileptologist with special expertise in neuroimaging; Barry Gidal, PharmD, at University of Wisconsin, a pharmacologist with phenomenal expertise in antiepileptic medications; and Howard Goodkin, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurologist at the University of Virginia. A fully searchable companion website will include the full text online and supplementary material such as seizure videos, additional EEG tracings, and more color illustrations.

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology Book
Author : Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2010-10-25
ISBN : 9780826157379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Cognitive Dysfunction in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Book
Author : A. Arzimanoglou,A. Aldenkamp,H. Cross,M. Lassonde, N. Moshé,B. Schmitz
Publisher : John Libbey Eurotext
Release : 2005-01-01
ISBN : 2742013466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is devoted to cognitive function and dysfunction in children with temporal epilepsy. It also highlights those domains that need further research and those for which immediate established techniques for a better global care can be undertaken. With Contributions from highly qualified experts from around the world, the book extensively reviews available data from both clinical and fundamental research studies.

Sleep Architecture and Memory Consolidation in Children with Focal Epilepsy

Sleep Architecture and Memory Consolidation in Children with Focal Epilepsy Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2016
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: Background: Cognitive impairment is a major comorbidity in children with epilepsy. During the past decade, evidence has emerged that the consolidation of declarative memory (memory for facts and events) is promoted by slow-wave sleep. The aim of this study was to investigate whether sleep architecture is disrupted in children with epilepsy, and whether this disruption impacts on memory consolidation in these children compared with healthy children. Methods: A within-subject comparison of memory retention across similar length intervals overnight (sleep condition) or daytime (wake condition) was performed in 20 children with focal epilepsy (aged 6–16 years) and 19 healthy, age-matched children (controls). For each condition, participants learned a list of semantically related word pairs for cued recall after the interval. Patients participated during admission for video electroencephalogram (EEG) telemetry, whereas controls underwent ambulatory EEG polysomnography across the sleep condition. Findings: Children with epilepsy had less rapid eye movement sleep (ANCOVA with age as covariate F =8·2, p=0·007) and more stage 2 sleep ( F =5·335, p=0·027) than did controls, but a similar amount of slow-wave sleep and stage 1 sleep. Memory retention was greater in the sleep than the wake condition (repeated measures ANOVA F =7·876, p=0·008) and there was no significant interaction effect with group (patients vs controls) or order of conditions. The difference in memory retention scores between the sleep and wake conditions correlated with the proportion of time that the child spent in slow-wave sleep across the total sample (Pearson r =0·461, p=0·003). This association was significant in controls ( r =0·546, p=0·051), but did not reach significance in children with epilepsy, and was not altered after controlling for age. Interpretation: Patients with focal epilepsy show benefit to memory consolidation with sleep similar to that seen in healthy individuals, despite the underlying disease and effects of treatment. The association with slow-wave sleep, which is preserved at the expense of rapid eye movement sleep, also seems robust. Our findings suggest that the enhancement of slow-wave sleep—by behavioural, pharmacological, or physical means—has the potential to improve cognitive outcome in this patient group. Funding: Action Medical Research, Reta Lila Howard Foundation.

Dementia

Dementia Book
Author : Bradford Dickerson,Alireza Atri
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 0199321728
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice is a clinically-oriented book designed for clinicians, scientists, and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management, and investigation of disease states causing dementia. A "who's who" of internationally-recognized experts contribute chapters emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia. The organization of the book takes an integrative approach by providing three major sections that (1) establish the neuroanatomical and cognitive framework underlying disorders of cognition, (2) provide fundamental as well as cutting-edge material covering specific diseases associated with dementia, and (3) discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.

Prognosis of Epilepsies

Prognosis of Epilepsies Book
Author : Pierre Jallon
Publisher : John Libbey Eurotext
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9782742004355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The last book on the prognosis of epilepsies was written by Rodin in 1968. For the next 35 years, many original papers or chapters in textbooks were published on this complex topic. Most of these endeavours, reflecting the clinician's highly detailed point of view were based on selected cases with little concern for the epidemiological context or upon the epidemiologist's population-based approach which tends to ignore important clinical details. Until quite recently, fundamental epidemiological aspects of epilepsy, as it is understood by clinicians, have not been explored, and clinicians viewed populationbased epidemiology as relatively irrelevant to their daily practice. This book is divided into two majors parts. Presentations in the first part address methodological issues regarding prognostic studies (including remission and mortality) as well as results from long-term cohort studies. The second part contains presentations on the clinical aspects and prognosis of several individual epilepsy syndromes as well as presentations about the prognosis of status epilepticus and outcome of frontal and temporal lobe surgery.

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures Book
Author : Simon Shorvon,Renzo Guerrini,Mark Cook,Samden Lhatoo
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2012-12-20
ISBN : 0191640964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, affecting children and adults, and can occur in a variety of medical settings. It has many causes and many forms, and a variable prognosis. Mortality and morbidity are high, social and legal consequences can stretch well beyond the purely medical, and its management is often poor. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology (OTCN) series, this volume covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures. Written by internationally-renowned specialists, each chapter comprehensively covers the current knowledge and evidence base related to each aspect of the disorder, with an emphasis on the personal experience of the authors. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures is complemented by an online version, which allows access to the full content of the textbook, contains links from the references to primary research journal articles, enables full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPoint®. This textbook will prove a useful clinical reference for neurologists and senior trainees in neurology, an educational manual for trainees, and will offer practical assistance to all physicians advising people with epilepsy.

Parasomnias An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics E Book

Parasomnias  An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics   E Book Book
Author : Mark Pressman
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2011-11-29
ISBN : 1455709557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Parasomnias can be roughly divided in Non-REM disorders and REM disorders, and this issue covers much of what is known today on the diagnosis and treatment of various types of parasomnias. Articles examine disorders such as sleepwalking, sleep sex, sleep violence, sleep eating, and diagnostic methods of these. The issue also delves into Forensic concerns, especially with regard to sleep violence. Other types of parasomnias discussed include sleep talking and sleep enuresis.

Concussive Brain Trauma

Concussive Brain Trauma Book
Author : Rolland S. Parker
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 142000798X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on a public health problem affecting millions of people of all ages, the second edition of Concussive Brain Trauma: Neurobehavioral Impairment and Maladaptation reflects Dr. Rolland S. Parker's more than 25 years of neuropsychological practice and research in traumatic brain injury and stress, and his prior experience as a clinical psychologist. Unique in its coverage of the personality changes, family dysfunction, and stress that often occur in the wake of concussive brain trauma, this book uses case examples to illustrate persistent and acute alterations of consciousness, as well as cognitive, mood, personality, and social effects of head injury in order to guide appropriate treatment. With six additional chapters, this edition covers: Post-concussive syndrome, biomechanical causes of trauma, and acute and chronic phases of co-morbid brain and somatic injury The physiological basis for behavior and posttraumatic dysregulation of systems Disorders related to pain, sensation, and motor activities Headaches, consciousness, cognition, cerebral personality, and psychodynamic disorders Developmental effects of children's concussive injury Blast injuries characteristic of modern war Unfamiliar signs not included in the usual list of post-concussive symptoms With a firm multi-disciplinary foundation, this book aids the concerned practitioner in rendering a more complete and accurate assessment, recognizing gaps in prior documentation, and conducting a more complete examination to acquire omitted information. It also shows how to achieve the benefit of higher accuracy in assessing disability, planning rehabilitation, and offering compensation. The book stands alone as an in-depth, authoritative guide to closed head injury and traumatic brain injury.