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By Patrick McNamara

ISBN-10: 0262016087

ISBN-13: 9780262016087

Patients with Parkinson's disorder (PD) undergo so much visibly with such motor deficits as tremor and stress and no more evidently with a number nonmotor signs, together with autonomic disorder, temper issues, and cognitive impairment. The neuropsychiatric disturbances of PD could be as disabling as its motor problems; yet they've got just recently started to be studied intensively by means of clinicians and scientists. during this ebook, Patrick McNamara examines the main neuropsychiatric syndromes of PD intimately and provides a cognitive idea that debts for either their neurology and their phenomenology. McNamara deals an updated overview of present wisdom of such neuropsychiatric manifestations of PD as cognitive deficits, character adjustments, speech and language signs, sleep issues, apathy, psychosis, and dementia. He argues that the cognitive, temper, and character indicators of PD stem from the weakening or suppression of the agentic points of the self. McNamara's research may result in stronger remedy for Parkinson's sufferers. yet its overarching aim is to reach at a greater knowing of the human brain and its breakdown styles in sufferers with PD. The human mind-brain is an problematic and intricate constitution patched jointly to supply what we name the self. after we realize the disruption of the self constitution that happens with some of the neuropsychiatric problems linked to PD, McNamara argues, we get a glimpse into the internal workings of the main brilliant constitution of the self: the agentic self, the self that acts.

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