Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook For Assessment - by Peter J. Snyder, Paul D. Nussbaum, Diana L. Robins

By Peter J. Snyder, Paul D. Nussbaum, Diana L. Robins

A pragmatic reference resource for neuropsychologists, interns, and trainees operating in hospitals, with over a hundred quick-reference tables, lists, diagrams, pictures, and selection timber.

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Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins. CHAPTER 3 Harry W. McConnell Laboratory Testing in Neuropsychology Laboratory tests provide useful clues in the neuropsychological evaluation of a patient. Whether they provide a pathognomic test for a given diagnosis or are used to rule out alternative diagnoses, it is critical for the neuropsychologist to be fluent in their use and abuse in clinical neuropsychology. This chapter focuses on the role of laboratory testing in assisting the neuropsychologist in the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of patients.

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Handwritten notes tend to be replete with commonly used abbreviations, which the neophyte will quickly become acquainted with. 1. 2 provides an abbreviated and diagrammatic summary of this examination): Patient is alert and oriented times four. Affect appropriate. Names presidents back to Carter easily, registers three out of three complex objects and recalls them at 5 minutes. Proverbs and serial sevens intact. Digit span six or seven numbers forward and backward. Cranial nerves are intact (pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation; extraocular muscles intact; face, gag, and palate elevation symmetrical; facial sensation intact in all divisions of cranial nerve V), and fundi are benign.

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