Neurology for General Practitioners


  • Roy Beran, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon), Neurologist, Conjoint Professor University of New South Wales, Professor, School Medicine Griffith University, QLD

An invaluable neurological guide for primary care physicians

Neurology for General Practitioners is written specifically for general practitioners (GPs) - typically the first point of contact for patients suffering neurological conditions.

Written by neurologist and academic, Roy Beran, Neurology for General Practitioners assists in the diagnosis of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, stroke and Parkinson’s disease. It also addresses the majority of common disorders encountered in general practice.

As well as being an excellent diagnostic resource, Neurology for General Practitioners will prove a helpful tool for doctors looking to refer patients for consultant opinion and manage ongoing complications at a primary care level.

Chapters in this compact guide are structured around clinical management - including history, examination, investigation and treatment - and backed by clinical examples and explanations.

As general practitioners are usually the first to see the early signs and symptoms of neurological disorders, this clinical practice handbook will be of enormous benefit to primary health care physicians, family physicians, rural doctors and isolated practitioners alike. This must-have medical text is also ideal for neurology trainees.

View full description


General Practitioners in metropolitan areas.


Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-8080-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The neurological diagnostic consultation

Chapter 2: The neurological exaination: higher centres

Chapter 3: The neurological examination: cranial nerves

Chapter 4: The neurological examination: peripheral nervous system

Chapter 5: Non-organic neurological diseases

Chapter 6: Headache

Chapter 7: Epilepsy

Chapter 8: Vertigo

Chapter 9: Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 10: Multiple sclerosis

Chapter 11: Peripheral neuropathy

Chapter 12: The neurology of sleep

Chapter 13: Pain

Chapter 14: Stroke

Chapter 15: Dementia

Chapter 16: Muscles