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Mind, Mood, and Memory

The Neurobehavioral Consequences of Multiple Sclerosis

Anthony Feinstein

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A unique resource for all health care practitioners caring for people with multiple sclerosis.

Endorsed by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive neurologic disease, is characterized by a host of physical symptoms. But the neurobehavioral consequences of MS can be as devastating and debilitating as physical symptoms, and they are often unreported and undertreated. In this new book, Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist, documents the effects of MS on cognition, information processing speed, learning and memory, executive function, personality...

A unique resource for all health care practitioners caring for people with multiple sclerosis.

Endorsed by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive neurologic disease, is characterized by a host of physical symptoms. But the neurobehavioral consequences of MS can be as devastating and debilitating as physical symptoms, and they are often unreported and undertreated. In this new book, Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a neuropsychiatrist, documents the effects of MS on cognition, information processing speed, learning and memory, executive function, personality, mood, and behavior.

Feinstein touches on a number of topics, including

• the common cognitive challenges that occur with MS, such as slowed information processing speed, impaired memory, and executive function deficits
• psychiatric disorders that accompany MS, such as depression and psychosis
• current neuropsychological, brain MRI, and treatment data applicable to the psychiatric and cognitive disorders

Mind, Mood, and Memory in Multiple Sclerosis is enhanced both by the latest science and by eloquent case histories that illustrate each cognitive and emotional disorder. Feinstein also provides recommendations for evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Written in an immediate, accessible way, this book has a crossover appeal, making it of interest not only to neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and nurses but also to people with MS and their caregivers, family, and friends.

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Any health professional involved in the care of people with multiple sclerosis should read Feinstein's book, regardless of their specialty.

Breaking down some of the commonly misunderstood complexities of cognitive dysfunction in MS, Feinstein does a beautiful job explaining how subtle deficits isolated to cognitive functions such as processing speed can be incredibly disabling yet invisible to a casual observer or mistaken for ordinary stress. I wish this could become common knowledge.

World-renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Feinstein has written a comprehensive book covering cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety disorders, affect dysregulation, and personality changes. Researchers will appreciate the scholarly, state of the art summaries of what is known about these important spheres of MS phenomenology. Clinicians will appreciate the rich interplay of case studies, clinical insight, and treatment recommendations. Highly recommended.

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Available
Trim Size
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9
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256
ISBN
9781421443232
Illustration Description
1 color illus, 12 b&w illus., 8 halftones
Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. The Paradox of Time and Space
Chapter 2. Cognition in General and Processing Speed in Particular
Chapter 3. More on Processing Speed and the Tyranny of Distraction
Chapter 4

Introduction
Chapter 1. The Paradox of Time and Space
Chapter 2. Cognition in General and Processing Speed in Particular
Chapter 3. More on Processing Speed and the Tyranny of Distraction
Chapter 4. Learning and Memory
Chapter 5. Planning and Problem Solving
Chapter 6. Global Impairment and the Unraveling of Personality
Chapter 7. Sadness and Irritability
Chapter 8. More on Depression and the Causal Complexities of Enduring Sadness
Chapter 9. Laughter and Tears
Chapter 10. A Break with Reality
Chapter 11. The Paradox of Time and Space: Redux
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Index

Author Bios
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Anthony Feinstein, M.Phil., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Anthony Feinstein is a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Clinical Neuropsychiatry of Multiple Sclerosis and Journalists under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War.
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