Fractured Minds by Jenni Ogden
A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology

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Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many "ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. On another level, it is a well-referenced and up-to-date textbook that provides a holistic view of the practice of clinical neuropsychology. Included are reader-friendly descriptions and explanations of a wide range of neurological disorders and neuroscientific concepts. Two introductory chapters are followed by 17 chapters that each focus on a specific disorder and include research, clinical assessment, rehabilitation, and a detailed case study. Disorders range across the full spectrum from common ones such as traumatic brain injury and dementia, to rare disorders such as autotopagnosia. Each of the 16 chapters retained from the first edition has been revised to reflect current research and clinical advances. Three new chapters on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease incorporate discussion of important current topics such as genetically-transmitted diseases, genetic counseling, gene transplantation, functional neurosurgery, and the complex ethical issues that go hand-in-hand with these new techniques. This informative and engaging book will be of interest to students of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology, health professionals who work with neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers who are simply fascinated by the mind and brain.

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Jenni A. Ogden is at University of Auckland.
Published January 20, 2005 by Oxford University Press. 420 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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It has set me thinking about all sorts of related matters to do with why we read (and write) certain books, and who reads what (and who might be the readership for mine), what the books we read say about us as an individual, and other such weighty 3am-in-the-morning matters.

May 26 2016 | Read Full Review of Fractured Minds: A Case-Study...

JCO indeed acknowledges Professor Suzanne Corkin’s book on HM as her primary research source, and JCO’s fictional amnesiac, Elihu Hoopes (known only, of course, to protect his identity, as EH), is indeed spookily like HM in many of his responses to the world he lives in following the loss of his ...

Oct 22 2016 | Read Full Review of Fractured Minds: A Case-Study...

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