Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders
This is an up-to-date, comprehensive review of the neuropsychiatry of patients with movement disorders, i.e. Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia and others, by active authorities in the field, with an emphasis on diagnostic and management issues. This book includes critical appraisal of the methodological aspects and limitations of the current research on the neuropsychiatry of movement disorders and on unanswered questions/controversies. Symptomatology and pharmacological aspects of management are discussed, to provide robust information on drug dosages, side effects and interaction, in order to enable the reader to manage these patients more safely. Illustrative cases provide real life scenarios that are clinically relevant and engaging to read. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Movement Disorders is aimed at neurologists, movement disorder specialists and psychiatrists and will also be of interest to intensive care doctors, psychologists and neuropsychologists, research and specialist nurses, clinical researchers and methodologists. Heinz Reichmann MD PhD graduated from the University of Freiburg, Germany in 1979. He spent the following four years as a research fellow at the Institute for Biochemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany and the Institute of Neurology, Columbia University, USA. This was paid for by honorary grants for excellency to Dr. Reichmann. He returned to Germany where he held a number of positions at the University of Würzburg, becoming Professor of Neurology in 1990. In 1996, he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of Dresden, where he is now also Dean of the Medical Faculty. Heinz Reichmann is a member of numerous scientific societies including the German Neurological Society, the European Neurological Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Movement Disorder Society. In addition, Dr Reichmann serves on the editorial boards for a number of prestigious neurology journals. His major research interests are energy metabolism, neuroprotection, premotor symptoms in Parkinson's disease, etiopathogenesis and treatment in PD. He serves on many Neurological Boards and was President of the German Parkinson Society and the German Muscle Society. In 2009 Professor Reichmann started his 2-year term as President of the German Neurological Society. He is Past-President of the European Neurological Society and has helped to initiate the new European Academy of Neurology, starting from 2014.
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