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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84
 

Brain and neurological disorders: A simplified health education guide


Department of Neurology, T. N. Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission31-Jan-2017
Date of Decision01-Feb-2017
Date of Acceptance01-Feb-2017
Date of Web Publication9-Feb-2017

Correspondence Address:
Rahul T Chakor
Department of Neurology, T. N. Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_35_17

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Chakor RT. Brain and neurological disorders: A simplified health education guide. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2017;20:84

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Chakor RT. Brain and neurological disorders: A simplified health education guide. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jul 27];20:84. Available from: http://www.annalsofian.org/text.asp?2017/20/1/84/199912




Author : Dr. Sudhir V. Shah, Dr. Heli S. Shah

Published In : 2017

Publisher : Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd

Pages : 436

Price : INR 650/-

Dr. Sudhir Shah and his daughter Dr. Heli have accomplished a difficult task of explaining the intricacies of neurological disorders to lay people and caregivers in their book “Brain and Neurological Disorders A Simplified Health Education Guide.” The book will also be of help to medical students and paramedics interested in neurology.

The book has 27 chapters. The first chapter is an overview of the nervous system. This deals with the structure and function of the nervous system. This is followed by chapters on major neurological disorders. There are chapters on stress, psychiatric disorders, neurosurgery and side effects of drugs.

The chapters are organized in a textbook style with introduction, causes, symptoms, signs, diagnosis and treatment. There are sections on recent advances wherever relevant. At the end of each chapter is a box on pearls of wisdom which is essentially a summary of the chapter. The language is easy to understand. Anatomical figures and images of CT, MRI make it easier to understand the text.

With the scientific details covered in the book it will definitely be of use to medical, paramedical students and professionals. The details of neurological disorders may be difficult to grasp for lay people. An explanation in non-medical language with examples from day to day life would have been ideal. Oversimplification of science sometimes blurs the core concepts and confuses the matter further. Dr. Shah has avoided this by sticking to a scientific terminology.

This book will be definitely of use to the community to familiarize with neurological disorders and thus improve patient care.




 

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