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- DescriptionWhile neuropsychological testing can accurately detect cognitive deficits in persons with brain injury, the ability to reliably predict how these individuals will function in everyday life has remained elusive. This authoritative volume brings together well-kwn experts to present recent advances in the neuropsychological assessment of key real-world capacities: the ability to live independently, work, manage medications, and drive a car. For each of these domains, contributors describe cutting-edge tests, procedures, and interpretive strategies and examine salient theoretical and methodological issues. Chapters also review approaches for evaluating specific populations, including older adults and patients with traumatic brain injury, depression, dementia, schizophrenia, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
- Author BiographyThomas D. Marcotte, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Center Manager of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center at UCSD. His research focuses on the development of methods for assessing and predicting the impact of cognitive impairments on the ability to carry out everyday activities, in particular, driving an automobile. Dr. Marcotte also has a program of research investigating HIV-related neurocognitive dysfunction, particularly in the international context. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and Neuropsychology. Igor Grant, MD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center at the University of California, San Diego. He has contributed extensively to the literature on neuropsychiatry, particularly the effects of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, HIV, and other disease states on neurocognitive functioning and underlying brain disease. Dr. Grant's work has also touched on the effects of life stress on health, in particular, physiological changes and coping among chronically stressed caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. He is Founding Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and AIDS and Behavior.
- PublisherGuilford Publications
- Date of Publication09/12/2009
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitleScience and Practice of Neuropsychology
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGuilford Publications
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight1028 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byIgor Grant,Thomas D. Marcotte
- Format DetailsPaper over boards
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