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Assessment of executive function

Paul W. Burgess

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.018
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

Executive function is probably the newest of the fields of neuropsychology. Although observations of patients showing symptoms of executive dysfunction have existed for over 150 years, and ... More


Matter of Mind: A Neurologist's View of Brain-Behavior Relationships

Kenneth M. Heilman

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195144901
eISBN:
9780199865642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144901.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are many ways to study the brain. Although anatomical and physiological studies can help us understand the substrates of behavior, most of what we have learned about how the brain mediates ... More


The natural recovery and treatment of executive disorders

Andrew D Worthington

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.19
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the context and content of the management of executive dysfunction. Traditional approaches to this field tend to be structured in terms of intervention type such ... More


Neuroeconomics of Addiction: The Contribution of Executive Dysfunction

Warren K. Bickel and Richard Yi

in What Is Addiction?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513111
eISBN:
9780262288248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes how the unhealthy choices of addicts result from hyperactivity and hypoactivity, and highlights the less-examined hypoactive executive function processes, or as expressed in ... More


Late-Life Depression: Translating Neurobiological Hypotheses into Novel Treatments

George S. Alexopoulos and Robert E. Kelly

in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: Linking Cognitive and Cerebral Aging

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199372935
eISBN:
9780190662264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372935.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A model of late life depression is presented that is based on three hypotheses which have been thoroughly investigated by the authors. The first hypothesis suggests late-life depression is ... More


Control of symptoms: cognitive dysfunction

Laura H. Goldstein

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199686025
eISBN:
9780191765940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686025.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In a relatively small percentage of ALS patients a frontotemporal-type dementia may occur. A significant percentage of non-demented patents may show mild to moderate cognitive change, predominantly ... More


Phenylketonuria

Virdette L. Brumm

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0042
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is the most frequent disorder of amino acid metabolism. First described by Fölling in 1934, PKU is an autosomal recessive disorder ... More


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