Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology

Collaboration through Case Example

  • Karen M. Sanders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Distinct Worlds of Neuropsychology and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer Queally, Tanya Diver
      Pages 17-29
    3. Margaret Lanca, Kirsten Meisinger
      Pages 31-44
  3. Case Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Melissa Gerstle, Katherine Baum, Charles T. Quinn, Dean W. Beebe
      Pages 63-81
    3. Paul C. Lebby, Jennifer V. Crocker
      Pages 83-113
    4. Amy V. Davis, Emma Cole, Gaurav Yadava
      Pages 115-132
    5. Laura Janzen, Ute Bartels
      Pages 133-146
    6. Robyn Westmacott, Jordana Waxman, Nomazulu Dlamini
      Pages 147-167
    7. Tricia Williams, Samantha Roberts, Vann Chau
      Pages 169-187
    8. Molly Warner, Hillary Shurtleff, Catherine Amlie-Lefond, Russell Saneto, Edward Novotny, Jonathan Lopez et al.
      Pages 189-208
    9. Emily H. Trittschuh, Lucy Wang
      Pages 209-221
    10. Ernest Y. S. Fung, Mark O. Herring
      Pages 223-237
    11. Jacqueline Phillips-Sabol, Dimitrios A. Nacopoulos
      Pages 239-254
    12. Jonathan S. Katz, Susan C. Woolley
      Pages 255-265
    13. Felicia C. Goldstein, Ihab Hajjar
      Pages 267-276
    14. Karen M. Sanders, William Likosky
      Pages 277-289
    15. Cynthia S. Kubu, Michal Gostkowski, Joseph Rudolph, Sean Nagel
      Pages 291-303
    16. Karen M. Sanders, Daniel J. Burdick
      Pages 305-325
    17. David B. Coppel, Stanley A. Herring
      Pages 327-361
    18. Michael W. Parsons, Paramita Das, Pablo Recinos
      Pages 363-377
    19. Erica M. Brandling-Bennett, David G. Vossler
      Pages 379-398
    20. Kevin N. Alschuler, Annette Wundes
      Pages 399-407
    21. Bernice A. Marcopulos, Robert Gardella
      Pages 409-419
    22. Erin D. Bigler
      Pages 421-434
    23. Samantha L. Backhaus, Ana Durand-Sanchez
      Pages 435-456
    24. Margaret Lanca, Flannery Geier, Lenna Finger
      Pages 457-476
  4. Related Issues in Collaboration: Specialties and Essential Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Bernice A. Marcopulos, Michael Welner, Kristen T. Campbell
      Pages 495-506
    3. Samantha L. Backhaus, Summer L. Ibarra
      Pages 507-529
    4. Robert T. Fraser, Erica K. Johnson, David Strand
      Pages 531-542
    5. Michael B. Warren, Tedd Judd
      Pages 543-559
    6. Jeffrey A. Sordahl, Jessica Litke, Jennifer Lewis, Megan Dunay
      Pages 561-574
    7. Karen Postal
      Pages 575-586
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 587-612

About this book


This unique volume teaches those in the medical fields about the scientific value of neuropsychology in assessing cognition, the 6th vital sign, as part of well integrated collaborative care.  It offers physicians a comprehensive tour of the many dimensions neuropsychology can add to primary and specialized medical care across the lifespan. Noted experts examine cognitive ramifications of a wide range of medical, psychological, and neuropsychological conditions, among them brain tumors, stroke, epilepsy, pediatric and adult TBI, schizophrenia, and adult ADHD. The book’s generous selection of case examples demonstrates the benefits of cognitive assessment in building accurate diagnoses, better understanding of patient needs, and more appropriate treatment and management strategies, as well as other neuropsychologist roles in consulting, referral, and forensic areas. In addition, tables, callout boxes, review questions, and other features are included throughout the text for ease in comprehension and retention.

A sampling of the coverage:

·  The value of neuropsychological evaluation in medical practice.

·   A model of collaboration between primary care and neuropsychology.

·   Neuropsychological assessment of extremely preterm children.

·   Alzheimer’s Disease and overview of dementia.

·   Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.

·   Neuropsychology in the 21st century: the rise of multicultural assessment. 

·   Neuropsychological interventions for individuals with brain injury.  

 The Physician’s Field Guide to Neuropsychology is both a rigorous and an accessible reference for clinicians in diverse disciplines including general practice, family medicine, neuropsychology, pediatrics, gerontology, and sports medicine.




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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen M. Sanders
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8720-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8722-1
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