By Brent Graham (auth.), Alan J. Lerner MD (eds.)
Accurate prognosis, how you can stay away from insufficient and beside the point sufferer remedy, is the 1st and most well known accountability of the health care provider. In Diagnostic standards in Neurology, Alan J. Lerner, MD, seeks to codify the diagnostic method via compiling units of formerly released diagnostic standards for a various team of neurological stipulations. the standards are derived from the easiest at the moment on hand scientific assets and replicate the nice number of attainable criteria which have been proposed. They disguise a large spectrum of neurological stipulations whose analysis doesn't count completely on histopathology (e.g., mind tumors), together with cerebrovascular illnesses, dementias and behavioral problems, demyelinating issues, and problems of attention and mind demise. Standardized standards also are supplied for epilepsy, genetic syndromes, headache, immune-based problems, infectious illnesses, circulate problems, neuromuscular problems, and sleep problems. a blinding array of tables summarize priceless info on either universal and unusual neurological stipulations, together with many genetic and pediatric neurological issues. A spouse own electronic assistant (PDA) model (1-58829-854-X), offered individually, is accessible from the Humana Press site (www.humanapress.com) for simple downloading and use at the reader's PDA.
leading edge and authoritative, Diagnostic standards in Neurology starts to do for neurology what the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical handbook) did for psychiatry: supply practising neurologists and neurological citizens with convenient entry to the most recent released diagnostic standards for effectively treating their patients.
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The nature of the harm should be clearly identifiable (and specified). C. The pattern of use has persisted for at least 1 month or has occurred repeatedly within a 12-month period. D. The disorder does not meet the criteria for any other mental or behavioral disorder related to the same drug in the same time period (except for acute intoxication). 38 Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology Table 31 Definition of Dependence Syndrome Three or more of the following manifestations should have occurred together for at least 1 month or, if persisting for periods of less than 1 month, should have occurred together repeatedly within a 12-month period: 1.
Sweating. 3. Nausea or vomiting. 4. Tachycardia or hypertension. 5. Psychomotor agitation. 6. Headache. 7. Insomnia. 8. Malaise or weakness. 9. Transient visual, tactile, or auditory hallucinations or illusions. 10. Grand mal convulsions. Comment: If delirium is present, the diagnosis should be “alcohol withdrawal state with delirium” (delirium tremens). FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a term encompassing a number of disorders now grouped together on the basis both of clinical expression and pathology.
Nausea and vomiting. 6. Evidence of weight loss. 7. Pupillary dilatation. 8. Psychomotor agitation (sometimes retardation). 9. Muscular weakness. 10. Chest pain. 11. Convulsions. Comment: Interference with personal functioning is most readily apparent from the social interactions of the substance users, which range from extreme gregariousness to social withdrawal. Table 26 Acute Intoxication Owing to Hallucinogen Use A. The general criteria for acute intoxication must be met. B. There must be dysfunctional behavior or perceptual abnormalities, as evidenced by at least one of the following: 1.
Diagnostic Criteria in Neurology by Brent Graham (auth.), Alan J. Lerner MD (eds.)