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Casebook of Neuropsychiatry

Edited by Trevor A. Hurwitz, M.B., Ch.B., and Warren T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-992-3
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Casebook of Neuropsychiatry provides a fascinating tour of the critical subspecialty of neuropsychiatry, which combines neurology and psychiatry to address organic disturbances in the central nervous system that give rise to mental diseases. The book is comprised of 11 chapters, with subjects ranging from apathy to hyperkinetic states, and from depression to psychobehavioral disinhibition. The chapters are further divided into 38 cases, each of which takes the reader from clinical presentation through differential diagnosis and diagnostic workup, to current treatment options. Although the book is written in an engaging, narrative style, it has a strong, thoroughly up-to-date scientific foundation. Each case is placed in the appropriate neurobiological context, thus enhancing both the reader's clinical skills and his or her neuropsychiatric knowledge.

The book's many beneficial features include:

  • Complete coverage of the neurological diseases and treatments, including detailed material on the behavioral affiliations of the frontal, temporal and parietal cortices; limbic system; and basal ganglia;
  • Charts, illustrations, and imaging, which allow the reader access to all the diagnostic and medical historical documentation necessary to fully understand each case;
  • Key Clinical Points provided at the end of each chapter, which focus the reader's attention on the most important facts and strategies; and
  • Suggested readings, which afford readers the opportunity to deepen and enhance their knowledge and understanding.

By grounding the field of neuropsychiatry in real-life clinical problems, the editors have created an engaging and practical volume that allows psychiatrists, neurologists, residents, and others to update their knowledge of current neuropsychiatric thinking, sharpen their diagnostic skills, and fully appreciate the nuance and substance of this rapidly growing field.


  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Psychobehavioral Disinhibition
  • Chapter 2. Apathy
  • Chapter 3. Depression
  • Chapter 4. Anxiety
  • Chapter 5. Psychosis
  • Chapter 6. Hyperkinetic States
  • Chapter 7. Somatoform and Somatoform-Like Disorders
  • Chapter 8. Alterations in Consciousness
  • Chapter 9. Memory Failure
  • Chapter 10. Intellectual Failure
  • Chapter 11. Focal Neurobehavioral Syndromes
  • Index


    Marie-Claire Baril, MD, FRCPC
    Leon Berzen, MBBCh, FFPsych (SA), FRCPC
    Catherine Chiles, MD
    Silke Appel-Creswell, MD
    Paul Dagg, MD, FRCPC
    Marius Dimov, MD, FRCPC
    Anthony Feinstein, MBBCh, MRCPsych, MPhil, PhD, FRCPC
    Omar Ghaffar, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Andrew K. Howard, MD, FRCPC, UCNS (Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry)
    Trevor A. Hurwitz, MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCPC
    Magda Ilcewicz, MD, FRCPC
    Jennifer Klages, PhD, RPsych
    Brenda Kosaka, PhD, RPsych
    Warren T. Lee, MD, PhD
    Aaron Mackie, MD, FRCPC
    Scott McCullagh, MD, FRCPC
    Sandra Mish, PhD, RPsych
    William J. Panenka, MSc, MD, FRCPC (neurology and psychiatry)
    Robert M. Rohrbaugh, MD
    Anton Scamvougeras, MBChB, FRCPC
    David Sherman, MSc, MD
    Vinod H. Srihari, MD
    Robert Stowe, MD, ABPN, FRCPC (Neurology), UCNS (Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry)
    Joseph Tham, BMSc, MD, FRCPC
    Pieter Joost van Wattum, MD, MA
    Eugene Wang, MD, FRCPC

About the Authors

Trevor A. Hurwitz, M.B.Ch.B., M.R.C.P. (UK), F.R.C.P.C., is Medical Director of the British Columbia Neuropsychiatry Program and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Warren T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina.

We highly recommend the Casebook of Neuropsychiatry to clinicians wishing to improve the sophistication of their neuropsychiatric differential diagnoses.—Sheldon Benjamin, MD, Barbara Schildkrout, MD., and Margo D. Lauterbach, MD, American Journal of Psychiatry, 11/12/2013

This is a top-notch new book with illustrative case presentations of classic neuropsychiatric illnesses. Anyone who claims to be a neuropsychiatrist or behavioral neurologist should read and refer to this excellent book.—Michael Schrift, D.O., Doody's Book Review

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