Health Reference Series: Brain Disorders Sourcebook

Editor: Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-78-081352-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 13
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Edition, provides readers with information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as stroke or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders. It describes the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation therapies for genetic and congenital brain disorders, brain infections, brain tumors, seizures, traumatic brain injuries, and degenerative neurological disorders.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: An Overview of the Brain
  • Chapter 1—Brain Basics: Know Your Brain
  • Chapter 2—Brain Development and Aging
  • Section 2.1—Brain Development in Childhood
  • Section 2.2—The Adolescent Brain
  • Section 2.3—The Aging Brain
  • Chapter 3—How Toxins Affect the Brain
  • Section 3.1—Impact of Drug Abuse and Addiction on the Brain
  • Section 3.2—Dangers of Mercury Exposure
  • Section 3.3—Dangers of Lead Exposure
  • Section 3.4—Dangers of Manganese Exposure
  • Chapter 4—Neurological Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
  • Part II: Degenerative Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 5—Dementias
  • Section 5.1—Dementias
  • Section 5.2—Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Section 5.3—Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Section 5.4—Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)
  • Section 5.5—Multi-Infarct Dementia (MID)
  • Section 5.6—Subcortical Dementia—Binswanger's Disease
  • Section 5.7—Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
  • Section 5.8—Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
  • Section 5.9—Current Research on Dementias
  • Chapter 6—Huntington's Disease
  • Chapter 7—Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chapter 8—Alzheimer's Disease
  • Chapter 9—Parkinson's Disease
  • Chapter 10—Cerebral Palsy
  • Chapter 11—Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Chapter 12—Batten Disease
  • Part III: Brain Infections
  • Chapter 13—Cysticercosis
  • Chapter 14—Neurological Complications of AIDS
  • Chapter 15—Meningitis and Encephalitis
  • Chapter 16—Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Chapter 17—Vasculitis Syndromes of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
  • Part IV: Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Chapter 18—Concussion and Mild TBI
  • Chapter 19—Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chapter 20—Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chapter 21—Stroke
  • Part V: Congenital Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 22—Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Vascular Lesions Of The Central Nervous System
  • Chapter 23—Cephalic Disorders
  • Chapter 24—Spina Bifida
  • Part VI: Brain Tumors
  • Chapter 25—Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)
  • Chapter 26—Hydrocephalus
  • Chapter 27—Adult Brain Tumors
  • Section 27.1—General Information about Adult Brain Tumors
  • Section 27.2—Classification of Adult Brain Tumors
  • Section 27.3—Treatment Option Overview
  • Section 27.4—Management of Specific Tumor Types and Locations
  • Section 27.5—Recurrent Adult Brain Tumors
  • Part VII: Seizures
  • Chapter 28—Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Chapter 29—Febrile Seizures
  • Chapter 30—Infantile Spasms
  • Chapter 31—Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Part VIII: Other Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 32—Agnosia
  • Chapter 33—Chiari Malformation
  • Chapter 34—Facts about Encephalocele
  • Chapter 35—Headache
  • Chapter 36—Memory Loss
  • Chapter 37—Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Chapter 38—Narcolepsy
  • Chapter 39—Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chapter 40—Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Chapter 41—Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Part IX: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 42—Recent Research in Brain Disorders
  • Section 42.1—Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • Section 42.2—Brain Cancer Research
  • Section 42.3—Multiple Sclerosis Research
  • Section 42.4—Parkinson's Disease Research
  • Chapter 43—Glossary of Terms Related to Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 44—Directory of Organizations with Information about Brain Disorders