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By Peter J. Snyder, Paul D. Nussbaum, Diana L. Robins

A pragmatic reference resource for neuropsychologists, interns, and trainees operating in hospitals, with over a hundred quick-reference tables, lists, diagrams, photographs, and choice bushes.

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Pharmacological, surgical, psychological, rehabilitative), as well as data that may be used in retrospective clinical research studies, are contained within the chart. Having this information in a single, standard format means that it may serve as a vehicle of communication among all health care providers, documenting and coordinating, in a systematic and integrated manner, all care administered to an individual patient. Without this vehicle of communication, the multidisciplinary approach to patient care in a hospital setting would be impossible.

MISCELLANEOUS ABNORMAL MOVEMENTS a. Ballismus refers to flailing motions of an extremity, usually occurring after stroke involving the subthalamic nucleus. b. Tics refer to rapid movements that are stereotyped and repetitive; these are classic for Tourette's syndrome but may also be seen in mental retardation. c. Akathisia, which may be considered the opposite of bradykinesia, is an increase in the normal spontaneous movements seen in the waking state. Patients with akathisia are fidgety and often pace.

Some of the more common signs of psychogenic neurological dysfunction are as follows: Hoover's sign. The examiner places one hand under each heel with the patient in the supine position. The patient is asked to raise one leg; the examiner should feel downward pressure on the opposite leg if voluntary effort is intact. Astasia-abasia. An unusual lurching gait of psychogenic ataxia. Hand-face drop test. Used in patients with coma who appear flaccid; if the hand is held over the face and dropped, the patient in psychogenic coma often avoids letting the hand hit the face with subtle motor movements to the side.

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