Health Reference Series: Brain Disorders Sourcebook

Editor: Maharaja, Siva Ganesh
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1620-6
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
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Brain Disorders Sourcebook, Fifth Edition provides readers with updated information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (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 such as Alzheimer disease and other dementias, Parkinson disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: Brain Basics
  • 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—Mercury and Neurodevelopment
  • Section 3.3— Dangers of Lead Exposure
  • Section 3.4— Manganese and Brain Damage
  • Chapter 4— Signs and Symptoms of Brain Disorders
  • Section 4.1—Symptom Overview
  • Section 4.2—Headache
  • Section 4.3— Memory Loss (Amnesia)
  • Section 4.4—Seizures
  • Chapter 5—Neurological Emergencies
  • Section 5.1— Brain Attack: Know the Signs, Act in Time
  • Section 5.2—Brain Herniation
  • Section 5.3—Cerebral Hypoxia
  • Section 5.4—Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Section 5.5— Delirium (Acute Onset Cognitive Changes)
  • Chapter 6—Coma
  • Part II: Diagnosing and Treating Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 7— Neurological Tests and Procedures
  • Section 7.1— Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests for Neurological Disorders
  • Section 7.2—Neurological Imaging
  • Section 7.3—Carotid Ultrasound
  • Section 7.4—Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Section 7.5—Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
  • Chapter 8— Chemotherapy and the Brain
  • Section 8.1—Chemobrain
  • Section 8.2—Questions about Chemotherapy Treatments
  • Chapter 9—Brain Surgery
  • Chapter 10— Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Chapter 11— Radiation Therapy
  • Section 11.1— Introduction toRadiotherapy
  • Section 11.2— Types of Radiation Therapies
  • Chapter 12— Brain Rehabilitation
  • Section 12.1— Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Section 12.2— Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Section 12.3— Scales and Measurements of Brain Functioning
  • Section 12.4— Rehabilitative Technology for Brain Disorders
  • Part III: Genetic and Congenital Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 13—Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Chapter 14— Batten Disease (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses)
  • Chapter 15— Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-Cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL)
  • Chapter 16— Mental Health Disorders Rooted in Genetic Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 17— Other Inherited Neurological Disorders
  • Section 17.1— Aicardi Syndrome
  • Section 17.2—Alpers-Huttenlocher Syndrome
  • Section 17.3—Gerstmann-StrausslerScheinker (GSS) Disease
  • Section 17.4— Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)
  • Section 17.5— Leigh Disease
  • Chapter 18— Birth Defects That Affect the Brain
  • Section 18.1— Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
  • Section 18.2—Arteriovenous Malformations and Other Vascular Lesions
  • Section 18.3— Moebius Syndrome
  • Section 18.4— Neuronal Migration Disorders
  • Section 18.5— Zika and Microcephaly
  • Chapter 19— Cephalic Disorders
  • Chapter 20— Cerebral Palsy
  • Chapter 21— Chiari Malformation
  • Chapter 22— Spina Bifida
  • Part IV: Brain Infections
  • Chapter 23— Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Neurological Complications
  • Chapter 24— Brain Abscess
  • Chapter 25— Cysticercosis
  • Chapter 26— Meningitis and Encephalitis
  • Chapter 27— Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Chapter 28—Rabies
  • Chapter 29— West Nile Virus
  • Part V: Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Chapter 30— Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Chapter 31— Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Section 31.1— What Is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
  • Section 31.2— Diagnosis and Treatment for TBI
  • Section 31.3— Epilepsy Can Follow Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Section 31.4— Life after TBI
  • Section 31.5— After Effects of TBI
  • Chapter 32— Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
  • Chapter 33— Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Chapter 34—Agnosia
  • Chapter 35— Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chapter 36— Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (Cavernous Angioma)
  • Chapter 37—Hydrocephalus
  • Chapter 38—Stroke
  • Section 38.1— Stroke Basics
  • Section 38.2— Stroke Risk
  • Section 38.3— Preventing Stroke
  • Part VI: Brain Tumors
  • Chapter 39— Brain Tumor: Overview
  • Chapter 40— Adult Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors
  • Chapter 41— Pituitary Tumors
  • Chapter 42— Childhood Brain Tumors
  • Chapter 43— Living with a Brain Tumor
  • Part VII: Degenerative Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 44—Dementias
  • Section 44.1— Dementia Types, Causes, and Treatments
  • Section 44.2— Alzheimer Disease
  • Section 44.3— Vascular Dementia
  • Section 44.4— Lewy Body Dementia
  • Section 44.5— Frontotemporal Disorders
  • Section 44.6— Mixed Dementia
  • Chapter 45— Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chapter 46— Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Chapter 47— Friedreich Ataxia
  • Chapter 48— Huntington Disease
  • Chapter 49— Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Chapter 50— Parkinson Disease
  • Chapter 51— Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Part VIII: Seizures and Neurological Disorders of Sleep
  • Chapter 52— Epilepsy
  • Section 52.1— What Is Epilepsy?
  • Section 52.2— Diagnosing Epilepsy
  • Section 52.3— Treating Epilepsy
  • Section 52.4— Living with Epilepsy
  • Chapter 53— Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Section 53.1— Physiologic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Section 53.2— Febrile Seizures
  • Chapter 54— Myoclonus: Involuntary Muscle Jerking
  • Chapter 55— Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Chapter 56— Narcolepsy
  • Part IX: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 57— Glossary of Terms Related to Brain Disorders
  • Chapter 58— Directory of Organizations with Information about Brain Disorders