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Book Title: Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology|
The author of the book: Jenni Ogden
Date of issue: June 27th 1996
ISBN 13: 9780195088144
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.23 MB
Edition: Oxford University Press, USA
Read full description of the books Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology:An introduction to clinical neuropsychology through case studies of adults that have suffered brain damage, this engaging collection conveys a sense of the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over disability that many "ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. Two introductory chapters on basic neuroanatomy, neuropsychological concepts, and assessment are followed by fourteen chapters focusing on different disorders. Each chapter features sections on background theory and neuropathology, in addition to a detailed case study. Some of the chapters highlight the clinical assessment and rehabilitation of disorders such as head injury, epilepsy, aphasia, neglect, and dementia, while others emphasize research-based assessment of less common disorders, such as amnesia and the inability to recognize faces. Common neuropsychological tests are described, and ethical, cultural, and other issues that confront health professionals working with neurological patients are discussed. This book is intended for students of clinical and neuropsychology, health professionals treating neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers curious about the mind and brain.
Read information about the authorReading and writing fiction is my passion and I'd love to send you my monthly e-newsletter so I can share my passion with you! To sign up, go to http://www.jenniogden.com/newsletter.htm. Even when I was a neuropsychologist, I wrote books that, while true, were all about story—the courageous struggles and triumphs of people who had suffered brain disorders. (My text, Fractured Minds, first published in 1996 with a 2nd edition in 2005, is still popular, mainly, I think because it is full of stories about real people, as well as facts about neuropsychology and brain disorders. Trouble In Mind , my book for the general reader, was published in the USA in 2012 and in Australia in 2013. If you like Oliver Sacks’ stories about his patients, you will probably like this too.)
In 2008 I changed careers, so I could concentrate on writing novels, in the “bookclub/women’s fiction” genre, and usually with a psychological or medical theme. A Drop In The Ocean was published in May, 2016 by She Writes Press in the US. I write from our home on a beautiful and remote island off the north coast of New Zealand—islands seem to feature in my novels as well! Check out my website for photos of 'my' island (www.jenniogden.com). John and I have four grown kids and five young grandchildren, all who love books and reading. Some of my favourite authors are Sebastian Faulks, Anna Quindlen, Pat Conroy, Richard North Patterson, Rumer Godden, Ann Hood, Lionel Shriver, Nicholas Evans, Deborah McKinley, Jodi Picoult, Lisa Genova, Ian McEwan.
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