Behavior and Mood Disorders in Focal Brain Lesions takes a unique approach to presenting the emotional and behavioral consequences of focal lesions affecting the brain to summarize the current state of research and provide a basis for improved patient care. This is the first clinical reference work to specifically address the relationship of focal brain dysfunction to behavioral and emotional disorders, providing the most comprehensive account available of these manifestations of brain lesions including stroke, trauma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and even neurosurgery. A worldwide team of neuroscientists and clinicians examines the links between regional brain dysfunction and disorders of mood, thought and affect processing, and behavior. Chapters are devoted to methodological issues, lesions of specific sites, such as the frontal lobes, basal ganglia, and thalamus, and symptoms such as mood disorder, violent behavior, and anosognosia.
Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Emotional consequences of focal brain lesions: an overview Jeffrey Cummings and Julien Bogousslavsky; 2. The evaluation of mood and behavior in patients with focal brain lesions David Desmond; 3. Methodological issues in studying secondary mood disorders Jordan Grafman and Deborah Warden; 4. Disorders of behavior and mood in focal brain lesion Florence Ghika-Schmid and Julien Bogousslavsky; 5. Depression and lesion location in stroke Robert Robinson; 6. Mood and behavior in disorders of basal ganglia Joseph Ghika; 7. Mania and manic-like disorders Sergio Starkstein and Facundo Manes; 8. Behavioral and emotional changes after focal frontal lobe damage Paul Eslinger and Laszlo Geder; 9. Abulia, apathy, athymhormia: toward a neurology of human motivation Michel Habib; 10. Thalmic behavioral syndrome Atsushi Yamadori; 11. Obsessive compulsive disorders in association with focal brain lesions F. Etcharry-Boux and F. Dubas; 12. Emotional dysprosody and similar dysfunctions Diana Van Lancker and Caterina Breitenstein; 13. Temporal lobe behavioral syndromes Serge Bakchine; 14. Neural correlates of violent behavior Daniel Tranel; 15. Focal lesions and psychosis Terri Edwards-Lee and Jeffrey Cummings; 16. Alterations in sexual behavior following focal brain injury John Ringman and Jeffrey Cummings; 17. Anosognosia Patrik Vuilleumier; 18. Acute confusional states and delirium Louis Caplan; Index.
"Readers are provided with excellent summary information concerning specific neuropsychiatric syndromes...The book provides a summary of information concerning a new and exciting area and it is a good addition to a clinician's library." Doody's Review Service ®
"...there is no comparable text that covers this important topic." British Journal of Psychiatry
"Medical students, residents and clinicians seeking to generate a broad differential diagnosis for specific psychiatric disturbances, particularly those that accompany neurological diseases, will find having this book useful as a reference. No matter if you start with the "where the lesions is" or "what the lesion is" approach, you will be able to find a quick and useful review of the relationship between these two clinicial questions. For those with more theorectical interests of the complexities of nueral systems underlying mood and behavior, this text provides a good beginning." The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
"[This] book deserves to be widely read and should be a definitive reference source for some time to come." British Journal of Neurosurgery
"This book is an excellent reference work for a wide variety of family practitioners, psychiatrists, physicians and neurologists." JARD
"A valuable survey of current research." Neuroradiology