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April 1963

Psychological Techniques in Neurological Diagnosis.

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By Bessie B. Burgemeister, Ph.D. Price, $7.50. Pp. 248. Harper & Row, 49 East 33d St., New York. 1962.

Arch Neurol. 1963;8(4):457-458. doi:10.1001/archneur.1963.00460040127017

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Abstract

This book is offered as a guide to the use of psychological techniques in the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders.

After a discussion of the relationship of psychology to neurology, Dr. Burgemeister presents a review and description of the psychologist's tools available for the detection of neurological disturbances. Although the list is a long one, it is not coincidental that the illustrated case histories subsequently presented depend primarily upon the standard test battery generally used for psychiatric diagnosis; namely, an individual intelligence test (Wechsler scales or Stanford-Binet), Rorschach test, Bender-Gestalt test, and Draw-a-Person test (DAP or HTP). In actual clinical practice, it is this battery of tests which generally comprises the working armamentarium of the clinical psychologist, regardless of the referral problem.

Illustrated test material is presented under the following headings: Epilepsy, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Head Injuries and Intracranial Neoplasms, Psychosurgical Problems, Multiple Sclerosis, and Geriatrics. Dr.

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