Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Primary Nervous System Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph I. Tracy, Cynthia Lippincott-Stamos, Karol Osipowicz, Allison Berman
      Pages 3-16
    3. Terri Morris
      Pages 17-32
    4. Carol L. Armstrong, Cynthia J. Schmus, Jean B. Belasco
      Pages 33-56
  3. Vascular System Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Shari R. Waldstein, Carrington Rice Wendell, Megan M. Hosey, Stephen L. Seliger, Leslie I. Katzel
      Pages 69-99
    3. Sabrina E. Smith, Juliana Sanchez Bloom, Nancy Minniti
      Pages 101-121
  4. Developmental, Genetic, and Structural Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Silja Pirilä, Jaap J. van der Meere
      Pages 149-163
    3. Jeanne Townsend, Marissa Westerfield
      Pages 165-191
    4. Leonard Abbeduto, Andrea McDuffie
      Pages 193-221
    5. Michael R. Meager, Michelle Kramer, David M. Frim, Maureen A. Lacy
      Pages 223-236
    6. Gayle K. Deutsch, Robert N. Davis
      Pages 237-250
  5. Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Christine E. Whatmough
      Pages 277-295

About this book


The recent surge of interest in the neuroscience of autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other disorders has brought with it an increasing awareness of the effects of medical conditions on the brain and behavior—an awareness extending through the research and practice arenas, among those working with pediatric and adult clients alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly detailed in its coverage, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is organized to give readers knowledge of the field, whether one needs to understand a clinical evaluation, design a research study, or gain a deeper understanding of disease processes and corresponding behaviors. Featuring the most up-to-date information on cognitive neuroscience to enhance the work of the practitioner, the student, or the researcher, the book handles theory, historical background, practical considerations, and controversial areas with clear explanations, clinical expertise, and real-world insight, and critiques diagnostic and assessment tools specific to disorders. The wide selection of commonly seen and rarely encountered diagnoses covered includes: • Primary nervous system disease and injury. • Vascular system disease. • Developmental, genetic, and structural disorders. • Dementia and normal aging. • Immune-related disorders. • Endocrine disease. • Metabolic conditions. • Plus a chapter on current and emerging approaches to rehabilitation. Opening out a specialty as it grows in importance, the Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology is an essential resource for the neuropsychology clinician, researcher, or graduate student. It will be stimulating and relevant reading for years to come.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carol L. Armstrong
    • 1
  • Lisa Morrow
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of OncologyChildren's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicPittsburghUSA

About the editors

Carol L. Armstrong is a neuropsychologist conducting cognitive neuroscience research. Her long-term interests are the study of memory and attention, and the cognitive processes affected by white matter disease or injury. Investigations have focused on resource-limited memory and attention processes, and on the structural distribution of the white matter measure in normal and injured brains. Recent investigations include the longitudinal damaging effects of radiotherapy and brain tumors in both children and adults, as shown by longitudinal, prospective studies of cognition and neuroimaging of white matter integrity, and response of the hippocampus to radiotherapy. Current studies are being conducted on the functional and structural significance of cerebellar connections with the cortex.

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

“‘Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience’ edited by Armstrong and Morrow (2010) with chapters on topics ranging from learning disabilities to rehabilitation. And, as the reader will find, many chapters within this volume provide a detailed review of a subsample of these newer applications. … Those interested in Autism will find a nice review of imaging advances … . the reader will also find a succinct review of the imaging modalities and what they measure. … this volume is an ambitious and important.” (Deborah M. Little, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 27, 2012)

“This book explores some of the most common ones that neuropsychologists should be aware of when assessing individuals with cognitive complaints. The aim is to provide comprehensive and current information on the neuropsychological sequelae of common medical conditions. The book is intended for students, clinicians, and researchers in neuropsychology and related fields.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2012)