Disorders of Emotion in Neurologic Disease

Disorders of Emotion in Neurologic Disease

1st Edition - August 11, 2021

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  • Editors: Kenneth Heilman, Stephen Nadeau
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128222904
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222898

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Disorders of Emotion in Neurologic Disease, Volume 183 in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology Series, informs clinicians on which neurologic diseases are likely to have a secondary effect on emotion, what to look for in diagnosis, and best practices for treatment.  The book begins with an understanding of the neurological basis for emotions in order to better understand what goes awry in neurological disease.  It then discusses specific neurologic diseases and disorders affecting emotion.

Key Features

  • Reviews the neurology of emotions
  • Specifies neurologic diseases that affect emotional expression
  • Informs clinicians on how to diagnose, along with best practices for treatment
  • Includes coverage of stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Huntington's, Parkinson's, TBI, and more


Clinical neurologists Psychologists and psychiatrists

Table of Contents

  • 1. The neuroscience of emotional disorders 
    2. Unconscious processing of emotions and the right hemisphere
    3. Alexithymia 
    4. Disorders of vocal emotional expression and comprehension: The aprosodias
    5. Disorders of facial emotional expression and comprehension 
    6. Emotional disorders and the cerebellum: Neurobiological substrates, neuropsychiatry, and therapeutic implications 
    7. Hemispheric stroke: Mood disorders
    8. Emotion and mood disorders associated with epilepsy 
    9. Mood and emotional disorders associated with parkinsonism, Huntington disease, and other movement disorders 
    10. The emotional disorders associated with multiple sclerosis
    11. Paraneoplastic and autoimmune encephalitis: Alterations of mood and emotion
    12. The effect of severe traumatic brain injury on social cognition, emotion regulation, and mood 
    13. Degenerative dementias: Alterations of emotions and mood disorders
    14. Treatment of disorders of emotional comprehension, expression, and emotional semantics
    15. Neural mechanisms of emotions, alexithymia, and depression

Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128222904
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128222898

About the Series Volume Editors

Kenneth Heilman

Kenneth M. Heilman received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1963, trained in Internal Medicine at Cornell-Bellevue Hospital, served in the US Air Force as Chief of Medicine at NATO Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. He took a Neurology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Neurological Unit of Boston City (1967-1970), and then joined the faculty at the University of Florida. He was the James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor and currently is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Between 1996 and 2009, he was Chief of the Neurology Service at the Gainesville VA. He has helped to trained more than 70 post-doctoral fellows. His research has been supported by the NIH and/or the VA for more than 40 years. He is the author/editor of 18 books, and more than 650 journal publications. He is a past President of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology and received a Distinguished Career Awards from both. He is an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and received the Wartenberg Keynote Lecturer Award from the AAN.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geriatric Research, Education, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA

Stephen Nadeau

Stephen E. Nadeau is an Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL; Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine. Fellow, American Academy of Neurology and member, International Neuropsychological Association. Past Associate Editor, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Past editing experience: Aphasia and Language: Theory to Practice (with Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi and Bruce Crosson; NY: Guilford, 2000); Cognitive Changes and the Aging Brain (with Kenneth M. Heilman; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in proof).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL; Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine

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