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New Book-Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior, Second Edition

The only complete and up-to-date book addressing the most common behavioral symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD), including depression, anxiety, hallucinations, disrupted sleep, and compulsive behavior.

When people think about PD they usually picture tremor, shuffling, and other physical changes. But as many as 90% of all Parkinson's patients also live with behavioral symptoms that few families are prepared to handle. In this fully revised and updated edition of Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior, Dr. Joseph H. Friedman, a leading expert in PD, explains the most common behavioral issues in down-to-earth, straightforward language, offers the most current research on available therapies and medications, and provides guidance on ways to communicate with your healthcare team for effective treatment.

Now, fully updated and revised throughout and including three new chapters and two new appendices, Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior includes even more information on a variety of treatment options, including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). It is an essential resource for every person with PD and his or her family.

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Praise for Making the Connection Between Brain and Behavior:"An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the complex patterns of persons with Parkinson's disease." - Midwest Book Review

"Dr. Joseph Friedman has a pleasing, conversational writing style and he communicates complex medical issues with ease... He is the rare physician who is able to put himself in the patient's shoes." - Doody's Reviews

"Dr. Friedman masterfully dovetails his own insights and practical approaches on behavioral issues in PD with the current scientific evidence. This authoritatively written yet refreshing book assures the patient, guides the caregiver, and enlightens the clinician in the often unpredictable journey of Parkinson's. It is a must-read for all whose lives are touched by this illness." - Dr. Hubert H. Fernandez, daily columnist, Ask the Doctor, National Parkinson Foundation

"Dr. Friedman mixes knowledge and understanding with clinical vignettes to illuminate the dark interface between brain and behavior. As you read these pages, you can almost hear him talking to his patients." - Dr. Lewis Sudarsky, Director of Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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