The Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, edited by Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, and Bruce Caplan, is an indispensable four-volume reference series, which both established and up-and-coming neuropsychologists will find to be an invaluable addition to their clinical practice. Clinicians across a broad range of settings, including those in private practice, and those in medical, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, serving patients across the life span, will find it to be a comprehensive reference guide. In addition, any professional affiliated with this discipline, from neurologists to occupational therapists, will expand their understanding of the field, given the extensive review of the history, foundations, and guiding principles of neuropsychology outlined in this encyclopedia.
The editors have amassed a wealth of experts in the field to write detailed, yet focused, reviews of key topics in neuropsychology. The series is organized alphabetically and is written in a format that is easy to use. Each expertly written volume covers the full spectrum of disease processes and syndromes, and is rounded out by entries on foundational concepts, such as neuroanatomy, test overviews, and biographies of notable figures. Entries are thorough, yet concise, focusing on critical elements only. When describing a particular clinical syndrome or disorder, information on epidemiology, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, and treatment; latest research developments; and characteristic neuropsychological and psychological features of the condition are typically reviewed. For neuropsychological tests, overviews of psychometric properties and limitations are outlined, allowing readers to quickly make informed decisions about specific assessment tools. Biographies of influential figures in the field of neuropsychology are presented to highlight their significant contributions, both scientific and professional. Each entry provides cross-references to related topic areas within the series, as well as additional readings, for the interested reader to use as a springboard to expand their understanding of each topic area.
This encyclopedia series is a financial investment, but the wealth of information provided in these volumes is unmatched. To be able to pick up a volume and look up a syndrome in a few minutes, having all of the relevant clinical features and current research findings reviewed in an organized, logical, and comprehensive fashion is an asset to any clinician in the field.