Neurology Secrets 6th Edition PDF


Neurology Secrets 6th Edition PDF

NEUROLOGY SECRETS 6th edition pdf

Neurology Secrets 6th Edition pdf Β is a ESSENTIAL USMLE REVIEW BOOK that you must have for your Exam preparation.

Here I’m going to explain AMNESIA FOR YOU. What is amnesia??The term amnesia refers to conditions in which patients lose, partly or completely, the ability to learn new information or to retrieve information acquired previously. Amnesia (also referred to here as memory impairment or memory dysfunction) is common in neurologic diseases that affect the telencephalon or diencephalon and is a defining characteristic and frequently an early manifestation of some of the most frequently encountered neurologic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As such, reports of memory impairment must be taken seriously.

Accurate diagnosis and effective management of memory disorders are important.

A considerable clinical challenge is presented, however, by the facts that the most frequent neurologic diseases affect elderly persons and a certain degree of decline in memory is associated with normal aging. Hence, it can be difficult to differentiate reports of memory problems that may be normal manifestations of aging versus a signal of the presence of neurologic disease. Memory problems are common in nonneurologic conditions such as psychiatric disease, and this constitutes another reason for careful diagnosis.

Knowledge can be divided into that which exists in verbal form, such as words (written or spoken) and names, and that which exists in nonverbal form, such as faces, geographic routes, and complex musical patterns. This distinction is important because memory systems in the two hemispheres of the human brain are specialized differently for verbal and nonverbal material Specifically, systems in the left hemisphere are dedicated primarily to verbal material, and systems in the right hemisphere are dedicated primarily to nonverbal material.

This arrangement parallels the general arrangement of the human brain, in which the left hemisphere is specialized for language and the right hemisphere for visuospatial processing. This distinction applies to almost all right-handed persons and to approxi-mately two-thirds of left-handed persons. (In the remaining minority of left-handers, the arrangement may be partially or completely reversed.)

Such distinctions often require laboratory testing that can be conducted by neuropsychological assessments.


Neurology Secrets 6th Edition PDF