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By Jenni Ogden

Fractured Minds introduces the reader to scientific neuropsychology via shiny case descriptions of adults who've suffered mind harm. At one point, it is a ebook in regards to the braveness, humor, and backbone to overcome disease and incapacity that many "ordinary humans" display whilst dealing with the intense tension of a mind affliction. On one other point, it's a well-referenced and up to date textbook that offers a holistic view of the perform of scientific neuropsychology. incorporated are reader-friendly descriptions and factors of a variety of neurological issues and neuroscientific ideas. introductory chapters are by way of 17 chapters that every specialize in a selected ailment and comprise examine, scientific overview, rehabilitation, and an in depth case examine. issues diversity around the complete spectrum from universal ones similar to aggravating mind damage and dementia, to infrequent problems akin to autotopagnosia. all of the sixteen chapters retained from the 1st version has been revised to mirror present examine and medical advances. 3 new chapters on a number of sclerosis, Parkinson's ailment, and Huntington's ailment include dialogue of significant present themes equivalent to genetically-transmitted illnesses, genetic counseling, gene transplantation, useful neurosurgery, and the complicated moral matters that cross hand-in-hand with those new thoughts. This informative and interesting booklet could be of curiosity to scholars of scientific psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology, future health execs who paintings with neurological sufferers, neurological sufferers and their households, and lay readers who're easily fascinated with the brain and brain.

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