Dysexecutive Syndromes

Clinical and Experimental Perspectives

  • Alfredo Ardila
  • Shameem Fatima
  • Mónica Rosselli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mauricio A. Garcia-Barrera
      Pages 3-27
    3. Alfredo Ardila
      Pages 29-41
  3. Developmental Executive Dysfunction

  4. Acquired Executive Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Mauricio A. Garcia-Barrera, F. Taylor Agate, Ryan E. Wong, Colette M. Smart, Justin E. Karr
      Pages 83-122
    3. Olga Inozemtseva, Edgar Mejía Núñez
      Pages 123-142
    4. Alfredo Ardila
      Pages 143-153
    5. Mónica Rosselli, Valeria L. Torres
      Pages 155-175
    6. Mónica Rosselli, Deven M. Christopher
      Pages 177-197
  5. Executive Dysfunction and Personality Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Feggy Ostrosky Shejet, Karla Ximena Díaz Galván
      Pages 201-213
    3. Carlos Tobón, David Pineda
      Pages 215-238
  6. Executive Dysfunction in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Mónica Rosselli, Merike Lang, Fernanda Arruda
      Pages 241-259
    3. Roger C. McIntosh, Judy D. Lobo
      Pages 261-284
  7. Assessment of Executive Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Feggy Ostrosky Shejet, Asucena Lozano Gutiérrez
      Pages 287-297
    3. Mónica Rosselli, Idaly Vélez-Uribe, Valeria L. Torres
      Pages 299-316
    4. Shameem Fatima, Humera Sharif
      Pages 317-336
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


The concept of executive functioning has become central in understanding normal and abnormal cognitive processes. This timely volume analyzes the diverse conditions that can result in executive function disturbances, providing research about underlying causes, exploring the differences between developmental and acquired executive "dysfunctions," and providing approaches for the assessment of executive dysfunction both in children and in adults. In doing so, it addresses a gap in the literature in its analysis of executive function deficits and their link with psychopathology in psychiatric patients for the management of clinical symptoms and social adjustment.

Among the specific topics examined:

• Theoretical approaches for the analysis of the diverse dysexecutive syndromes

• Common executive dysfunction syndromes found during childhood development: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders

• Consequences of executive function deficits in the use of information technology

• Executive dysfunction and personality disorders

• Common executive function tests, assessment issues in executive dysfunction, and cross-cultural and bilingual questions in assessment of executive dysfunction

Dysexecutive Syndromes: Clinical and Experimental Perspectives expertly extends the analysis of executive functions and dysfunctions from a fundamental and clinical perspective. It is essential reading for clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists, and graduate and post-graduate students in psychology, neurology, and the health neurosciences, as well as clinicians, counselors, and psychometricians working with neuropsychiatric assessment.


Executive function disturbances Dysexecutive syndromes Executive function pathology Prefrontal syndromes Executive functioning impairments Executive Functions in bilinguals Executive Dysfunction Developmental Psychology Neuroimaging Clinical Assessment and Disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfredo Ardila
    • 1
  • Shameem Fatima
    • 2
  • Mónica Rosselli
    • 3
  1. 1.Sechenov UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.COMSATS University IslamabadLahorePakistan
  3. 3.Florida Atlantic UniversityDavieUSA

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