This book, the second of three volumes, concentrates on peripheral nervous system disorders. Examining the effects of neurotoxicants on nerve, muscle and the neuromuscular junction, it builds on the scientific principles outlined in volume 1 by looking at the application of the methods discussed, particularly in terms of the evaluation and diagnosis of individual patients and the related process of establishing causation.
Neurobehavorial Toxicology, Volume 2 will be of interest to practicing neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as to occupational medicine physicians and medical toxicologists.
Table of Contents
Clinical and Electrodiagnostic Evaluations of the Peripheral Nervous System. Industrial and Environmental Agents. Medications and Substances of Abuse. Conditions Which Sometimes Mimic Peripheral Nervous System Disease. Consequences of an Incomplete Differential Diagnosis. Issues and Controversies Involving the Peripheral Nervous System Evaluation. Postscript Volume II. Appendix to Volume II. Subject Index
'The authors are both very experienced, thoughtful clinicians, as indicated from the clinical anecdotes that frequently illustrate the text, turning what could have been, in less expert hands, rather dry tomes into an engaging read, full of clinical insights and well-reasoned arguments.' - Stephen Mullin, PsyCritiques, 2nd June 2006
About the Authors:
James W Albers is a physician who specializes in Neurology. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System, where he is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Electromyography Laboratory and Co-director of the Neurobehavioral Toxicology Program in the Department of Psychiatry. James Albers has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals in addition to approximately 25 book chapters.
Stanley Berent is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.