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Neuropsychological Evaluation of Somatoform and Other Functional Somatic Conditions: Assessment Primer

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Somatoform and Other Functional Somatic Conditions: Assessment Primer (Paperback)

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Neuropsychologists are provided with little formal education and training regarding the identification and measurement of somatoform symptoms, yet these conditions are highly prevalent, with estimates indicating that 20% of general medical patients and 30% of neurologic clinic patients present with symptoms lacking medical explanation. This book provides neuropsychologists with comprehensive information and specific practice recommendations for the assessment of patients with somatoform conditions. The first four chapters discuss the genesis of somatoform and other functional somatic symptom disorders, and the next seven chapters address somatoform conditions in the context of nonepileptic seizures, multiple chemical sensitivity and other claimed toxic exposures, pseudotremor and other nonphysiologic movement disorders, postconcussion syndrome, chronic pain/fibromyalgia/complex regional pain syndrome, attention deficit disorder, and auto-immune disease.

Chapters are also included that address the use of the MMPI-2-RF in differentiating somatoform disorder and malingering, medically unexplained symptoms in non-English-speaking individuals; workplace factors in somatization; and testimony involving somatoform conditions. The book is targeted for practicing neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists including those specializing in behavioral medicine, and students in training.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPhysiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 15/12/2016 ISBN-13: 9781848726376  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kyle Brauer Boone, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor within the California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University, and a Clinical Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles in the area of neuropsychological assessment, primarily regarding the development and validation of neurocognitive performance validity tests.

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