Functional Neurologic Disorders

Functional Neurologic Disorders
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 0128018496
ISBN 13: 9780128018491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Neurologic Disorders Book Review:

Functional Neurologic Disorders, the latest volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, summarizes state-of-the-art research findings and clinical practice on this class of disorders at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This 51-chapter volume offers an historical introduction, chapters on epidemiology and pathophysiolology, a large section on the clinical features of different type of functional neurologic symptoms and disorders (including functional movement disorders, non-epileptic seizures, dizziness, vision, hearing, speech and cognitive symptoms), and then concluding with approaches to therapy. This group of internationally acclaimed experts in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. This HCN volume sets a new landmark standard for a comprehensive, multi-authored work dealing with functional neurologic disorders (also described as psychogenic, dissociative or conversion disorders). Offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for the care of patients with functional disorders seen in neurologic practice, leading to more efficient prevention, management, and treatment Provides a synthesis of research efforts incorporating clinical, brain imaging and neurophysiological studies Fills an existing gap between traditional neurology and traditional psychiatry Contents include coverage of history, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and therapy Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field, the broadest, most expert coverage available

Functional Neurological Disorders

Functional Neurological Disorders
Author: Mark Hallett,Jon Stone,Alan J. Carson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2016-10
ISBN 10: 9780128017722
ISBN 13: 0128017724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Neurological Disorders Book Review:

Functional Neurologic Disorders, the latest volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, summarizes state-of-the-art research findings and clinical practice on this class of disorders at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This 51-chapter volume offers an historical introduction, chapters on epidemiology and pathophysiolology, a large section on the clinical features of different type of functional neurologic symptoms and disorders (including functional movement disorders, non-epileptic seizures, dizziness, vision, hearing, speech and cognitive symptoms), and then concluding with approaches to therapy. This group of internationally acclaimed experts in neurology, psychiatry, and neuroscience represent a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, chosen for their ability to write clearly and concisely with an eye toward a clinical audience. This HCN volume sets a new landmark standard for a comprehensive, multi-authored work dealing with functional neurologic disorders (also described as psychogenic, dissociative or conversion disorders). Offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach for the care of patients with functional disorders seen in neurologic practice, leading to more efficient prevention, management, and treatment Provides a synthesis of research efforts incorporating clinical, brain imaging and neurophysiological studies Fills an existing gap between traditional neurology and traditional psychiatry Contents include coverage of history, epidemiology, clinical presentations, and therapy Edited work with chapters authored by leaders in the field, the broadest, most expert coverage available

Aminoff s Neurology and General Medicine

Aminoff s Neurology and General Medicine
Author: Michael J. Aminoff,S.Andrew Josephson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1392
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN 10: 0124077382
ISBN 13: 9780124077386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aminoff s Neurology and General Medicine Book Review:

Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine is the standard and classic reference providing comprehensive coverage of the relationship between neurologic practice and general medicine. As neurologists are asked to consult on general medical conditions, this reference provides an authoritative tool linking general medical conditions to specific neurologic issues and disorders. This is also a valuable tool for the general practitioner seeking to understand the neurologic aspects of their medical practice. Completely revised with new chapters covering metastatic disease, bladder disease, psychogenic disorders, dementia, and pre-operative and post-operative care of patients with neurologic disorders, this new edition will again be the go-to reference for both neurologists and general practitioners. The standard authoritative reference detailing the relationship between neurology and general medicine 100% revised and updated with several new chapters Well illustrated, with most illustrations in full color

The Sleeping Beauties

The Sleeping Beauties
Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 1524748382
ISBN 13: 9781524748388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sleeping Beauties Book Review:

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children fall into a state that resembles sleep for months or years at a time. In Le Roy, a town in upstate New York, teenage girls develop involuntary twitches and seizures that spread like a conta­gion. In the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, employees experience headaches and memory loss after hearing strange noises during the night. These are only a few of the many sus­pected culture-bound psychosomatic syndromes—specific sets of symptoms that exist in a particular culture or environment—that affect people throughout the world. In The Sleeping Beauties, Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan—an award-winning Irish neurologist—investigates psychosomatic disorders, traveling the world to visit communi­ties suffering from these so-called mystery illnesses. From a derelict post-Soviet mining town in Kazakhstan to the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua to the heart of the María Mountains in Colombia, O’Sullivan records the remark­able stories of syndromes related to her by people from all walks of life. Riveting and often distressing, these case studies are recounted with compassion and humanity. In examining the complexity of psychogenic illness, O’Sullivan has written a book of both fascination and se­rious concern as these syndromes continue to proliferate around the globe.

Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry
Author: Niruj Agrawal,Rafey Faruqui,Mayur Bodani
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN 10: 0198757131
ISBN 13: 9780198757139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry Book Review:

New from Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry, the Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry bridges the gap between general psychiatric textbooks and reference texts in neuropsychiatry. Divided into four sections, it covers core knowledge and skills for practice in all psychiatric disciplines, with key information for training in neuropsychiatry.

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms A Five Areas Approach

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms  A Five Areas Approach
Author: Christopher Williams,Alan Carson,Sharon Smith,Michael Sharpe,Jonathan Cavanagh,Catriona Kent
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN 10: 1444138359
ISBN 13: 9781444138351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms A Five Areas Approach Book Review:

Overcoming Functional Neurological Symptoms uses the proven and trusted five areas model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of medically unexplained symptoms, including chronic headaches, fatigue, dizziness, loss of sensation, weakness and numbness. Easy to use and practical, this CBT workbook: Presents the insights of award-winning authors who are experts in the field Contains therapeutic advice proven to work through years of research and practice Ensures patients success through specific plans leading to positive results Provides advice for friends and family of patients This book is designed for CBT practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and healthcare workers to share with their patients. A linked and completely free online support course is located at www.livinglifetothefull.com with additional resources at www.fiveareas.com

Neuropsychiatric Assessment

Neuropsychiatric Assessment
Author: Stuart C. Yudofsky,H. Florence Kim
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Pub
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1585627313
ISBN 13: 9781585627318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychiatric Assessment Book Review:

What is neuropsychiatry? This remarkable volume answers that question -- and more. Neuropsychiatry, which focuses on assessment and diagnostic issues at the interface of psychiatry and neurology, is enjoying a renaissance, largely because of the technological innovations detailed in these five chapters. Here, 11 recognized experts have assembled an overview of the essential techniques, current research, and future trends in neuropsychiatric assessment, focusing on clinical applications for psychiatry patients. This eminently practical work begins with the cornerstone of any neuropsychiatric assessment, the physical examination and the medical and psychiatric history. Included here is a head-to-toe compendium of important signs and symptoms to elicit, along with the differential diagnoses of neuropsychiatric disorders to consider when faced with a particular constellation of signs and symptoms. Subsequent chapters discuss The critical importance of the neuropsychological examination, traditionally administered by neuropsychologists and thus often overlooked by psychiatrists in routine workups of their patients. Topics addressed include the clinical approach to the interview process, fixed- and flexible-battery approaches to assessment, interpretation pitfalls, and future trends. The authors illustrate how this essential tool can reveal the major cognitive domains that may be involved in neuropsychiatric disorders and show how specific patterns of deficits in certain domains may help determine a neuropsychiatric diagnosis. The relevance of electrophysiological testing, an underused but invaluable resource, to neuropsychiatric disorders. The authors discuss standard, topographic, and quantitative electroencephalography; cerebral evoked potentials, and polysomnography, providing recommendations for the application of these tools in certain clinical situations (e.g., cognitive decline, rapid-cycling bipolar disorder) and projections for broader uses of electrophysiological testing in the future. The key importance of laboratory testing, especially in view of the complex array of neurological and medical illnesses that may underlie the symptoms of neuropsychiatric patients. The lack of consensus guidelines for the use of conventional laboratory testing, chest X rays, and electrocardiograms in screening patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms continues to constrain our ability to help these patients. The potential of today's increasingly sophisticated neuroimaging approaches -- from structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to diffusion tensor imaging and positron emission tomography -- to reveal the brain and its pathways with unprecedented clarity. The authors provide a fascinating overview of the techniques involved and the current research findings in schizophrenia, major affective disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Intended to bring us closer to our goals of early detection of, more specific treatments for, and, ultimately, prevention of psychiatric illness, this in-depth yet concise volume on the research and practice of neuropsychiatry will find a wide audience among students, residents, and clinicians.

Psychogenic Movement Disorders

Psychogenic Movement Disorders
Author: Mark Hallett,C. Robert Cloninger
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780781796279
ISBN 13: 078179627X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychogenic Movement Disorders Book Review:

This groundbreaking volume is the first text devoted to psychogenic movement disorders. Co-published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and the American Academy of Neurology, the book contains the highlights of an international, multidisciplinary conference on these disorders and features contributions from leading neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, physiatrists, and basic scientists. Major sections discuss the phenomenology of psychogenic movement disorders from both the neurologist's and the psychiatrist's viewpoint. Subsequent sections examine recent findings on pathophysiology and describe current diagnostic techniques and therapies. Also included are abstracts of 16 seminal free communications presented at the conference.

It s All in Your Head

It s All in Your Head
Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 1473511437
ISBN 13: 9781473511439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s All in Your Head Book Review:

A neurologist explores the very real world of psychosomatic illness. Pauline first became ill when she was fifteen. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline’s tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected which is often the last thing a patient wants to hear and a doctor to say. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very real world of psychosomatic illness, Suzanne O'Sullivan finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves. ‘A fascinating glimpse into the human condition... a forceful call for society to be more open about such suffering’ Daily Mail ‘Honest, fascinating and necessary’ The Times

Functional Movement Disorder

Functional Movement Disorder
Author: Kathrin LaFaver,Carine W. Maurer,Timothy R. Nicholson,David L. Perez
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN 10: 9783030864941
ISBN 13: 3030864944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Movement Disorder Book Review:

This book is a practical manual for clinical practitioners seeking to take an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of functional movement disorder (FMD). It discusses case vignettes, reviews the diagnostic approach, provides an update on available treatments, highlights clinical pearls and details references for further reading. Organized into three parts, the book begins with a framework for conceptualizing FMD - including its historical context, the biopsychosocial model and an integrated neurologic-psychiatric perspective towards overcoming mind-body dualism. Part II then provides a comprehensive overview of different FMD presentations including tremor, dystonia, gait disorders, and limb weakness, as well as common non-motor issues such as pain and cognitive symptoms. The book concludes with chapters on updated practices in delivering the diagnosis, working with patients and care partners to achieve shared understanding of a complex condition, as well as an overview of evidence-based and evolving treatments. Supplemented with high-quality patient videos, Functional Movement Disorder is written for practicing neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, allied mental health professionals, and rehabilitation experts with an interest in learning more about diagnosis and management of FMD.

Functional Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents

Functional Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents
Author: Kasia Kozlowska
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 303046184X
ISBN 13: 9783030461843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Somatic Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Book Review:

This open access book sets out the stress-system model for functional somatic symptoms in children and adolescents. The book begins by exploring the initial encounter between the paediatrician, child, and family, moves through the assessment process, including the formulation and the treatment contract, and then describes the various forms of treatment that are designed to settle the child's dysregulated stress system. This approach both provides a new understanding of how such symptoms emerge -- typically, through a history of recurrent or chronic stress, either physical or psychological -- and points the way to effective assessment, management, and treatment that put the child (and family) back on the road to health and well-being.

Emergency Neurology

Emergency Neurology
Author: Morris Levin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 0199991065
ISBN 13: 9780199991068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergency Neurology Book Review:

What Do I Do Now? Emergency Neurology is designed as a resource for clinicians at all levels of training in all fields of medicine who treat patients with urgent and emergent neurological syndromes. It uses a novel approach focusing on the "clinical impasse" that so often occurs in complex cases, and emphasizes the creative intellectual process clinicians relish. Authored by Morris Levin, along with colleagues from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, this volume presents 32 common urgent/emergent cases divided in to four distinct sections: (1) Diagnostic Questions (ADULT), (2) Treatment Considerations (ADULT), (3) Ethical, Neuropsychiatric and Legal issues and 4) Pediatric issues. The chapters are short and to the point, bearing in mind the increasing work demands on physicians. Thus, the approach in this book, as in the "What Do I Do Now?" series in general, is highly practical, logical and fun.

Neurology in Migrants and Refugees

Neurology in Migrants and Refugees
Author: Mustapha El Alaoui-Faris
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030810585
ISBN 13: 9783030810580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurology in Migrants and Refugees Book Review:

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures
Author: W. Curt LaFrance (Jr.),Jeffrey Peter Wincze
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN 10: 0199307172
ISBN 13: 9780199307173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Nonepileptic Seizures Book Review:

The primary aim of Treating Nonepileptic Seizures: Therapist Guide is to equip physicians, psychologists, therapists, nurses, and other practitioners with a validated, step-by-step treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) that can improve the lives of patients with this disabling disorder. Patients with NES frequently present in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, and emergency departments. The disorder has been documented in the medical literature for centuries, and much is known about the phenomenology, seizure characteristics, psychiatric comorbidities, neuropsychological testing, and psychosocial aspects in NES. However, until recently, much less was known about the effective treatments of patients with psychogenic NES. This intervention provides guidance for clinicians in treating patients with NES and is designed to be used in conjunction with the patient workbook, Taking Control of Your Seizures. Session by session, the Workbook facilitates communication between treatment providers and individual patients with seizures. The authors' clinical experience with epilepsy and NES and research in developing the treatment approach for seizures directly informed the treatment model described. Many patients treated with the intervention have demonstrated improvements in seizures, symptoms, and quality of life.

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Author: Koho Miyoshi,Yasushi Morimura,Kiyoshi Maeda
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2010-08-09
ISBN 10: 4431538712
ISBN 13: 9784431538714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychiatric Disorders Book Review:

Around the world societies are facing growing aging populations with the concomitant increase in neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders are organic brain diseases with psychiatric symptoms, as in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, that cause cognitive impairment, including dementia, amnesic syndrome, and personality–behavioral changes. As a clinical science, neuropsychiatry aims to explore the complex interrelationship between behavior and brain function from a variety of perspectives, including those of psychology, neurology, and psychiatry. This concise and updated monograph comprises the latest findings in the field and includes chapters on delusional symptoms, mood disorders and neurotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, behavioral and personality changes, and recently, cerebral alterations revealed in PTSD patients and in endogenous psychoses through neuroimaging and neuropathology. These findings will certainly widen the realm of neuropsychiatry going forward and will prove of great value to specialists as well as to academics and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and clinical genetics. Ultimately, neuropsychiatry aims to prevent and reduce the suffering of individuals with the psychiatric symptoms of cerebral disorders.

Hysteria The Rise of an Enigma

Hysteria  The Rise of an Enigma
Author: J. Bogousslavsky
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-06-23
ISBN 10: 3318026476
ISBN 13: 9783318026474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hysteria The Rise of an Enigma Book Review:

Hysteria is probably the condition which best illustrates the tight connection between neurology and psychiatry. While it has been known since antiquity, its renewed studies during the 19th century were mainly due to the work of Jean-Martin Charcot and his school in Paris. This publication focuses on these early developments, in which immediate followers of Charcot, including Babinski, Freud, Janet, Richer, and Gilles de la Tourette were involved. Hysteria is commonly considered as a condition that often leads to spectacular manifestations (e.g. convulsions, palsies), although both structural and functional imaging data confirm the absence of consistent and reproducible structural lesions. While numerous hypotheses have tried to explain the occurrence of this striking phenomenon, the precise nosology and pathophysiology of hysteria remain elusive. This volume offers an enthralling and informative read for neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, as well as for general physicians, historians, and everyone interested in the developments of one of the most intriguing conditions in medicine.

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Dean T. Jamison
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821363980
ISBN 13: 9780821363980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease and Mortality in Sub Saharan Africa Book Review:

Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for communicable disorders, but for cancers, as well as mental and neurological disorders.

Marijuana As Medicine

Marijuana As Medicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000-12-30
ISBN 10: 0309065313
ISBN 13: 9780309065313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marijuana As Medicine Book Review:

Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students--in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 4

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 4
Author: Vikram Patel,Dan Chisholm,Tarun Dua,Ramanan Laxminarayan,Mari'a Lena Medina-Mora,Theo Vos
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 1464804281
ISBN 13: 9781464804281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 4 Book Review:

Mental, neurological, and substance use disorders are common, highly disabling, and associated with significant premature mortality. The impact of these disorders on the social and economic well-being of individuals, families, and societies is large, growing, and underestimated. Despite this burden, these disorders have been systematically neglected, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, with pitifully small contributions to scaling up cost-effective prevention and treatment strategies. Systematically compiling the substantial existing knowledge to address this inequity is the central goal of this volume. This evidence-base can help policy makers in resource-constrained settings as they prioritize programs and interventions to address these disorders.

Functional Respiratory Disorders

Functional Respiratory Disorders
Author: Ran D Anbar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2012-06-09
ISBN 10: 1617798576
ISBN 13: 9781617798573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Respiratory Disorders Book Review:

Many patients with pulmonary complaints fail to improve despite physicians’ best efforts. Sometimes, we ascribe this failure to lack of adherence with therapy, or to the severity of the condition. What we often fail to appreciate, however, is that sometimes the lack of improvement can be explained by the patients' psychological states. The first section of Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment will help clinicians recognize functional respiratory symptoms that can arise as a result of both organic and psychological causes. The second section of this book provides detailed discussions of such disorders, links to video examples of laryngoscopic evaluation of patients with vocal cord issues, case studies and quizzes. Examples and exercises that should strengthen the clinician’s confidence in identifying and treating these functional conditions are also provided. Finally, the third section of the book will help the clinician differentiate the patients for whom referral to a mental health provider is mandatory from those for whom other approaches may be useful. For the latter group, the book teaches clinicians to empower themselves by learning how to incorporate various therapies for functional disorders into their practice, including biofeedback, breathing techniques, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, and hypnosis. Links are provided to instructive video examples of biofeedback, hypnosis, and speech therapy. Practical strategies for obtaining training in these modalities are provided in the appendix. Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment is an important new book that will help clinicians consider the possible impact of functional contributions to the clinical presentation of every patient with respiratory symptoms and identified respiratory disease.