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This concise yet comprehensive textbook builds on the success of its three previous editions in helping medical students, junior doctors and practising physicians to acquire an improved understanding of the principles of neurology. The fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new developments in the investigation and treatment of neurological disorders. It retains a clinical emphasis - the basic skills of history taking and neurological examination are paramount throughout. New for this edition is the expanded coverage of neurophysiology and motor neurone disease. Authored and edited by leading figures in neurology, this will be an indispensable introduction to the field of clinical neurology, for use in training and study and in the clinical setting. An emphasis on the management of common neurological disorders at a level appropriate for the non-specialist Clear structure and presentation, with many illustrations and photographs Increased coverage of the latest imaging techniques and investigative procedures A clinical focus, with the importance of history taking and examination skills emphasised throughout Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Symptoms of neurological disease 3. Examination of the nervous system 4. Neuroimaging 5. Clinical neurophysiology 6. Cranial nerve syndromes 7. Nerve and root lesions 8. Neurogenetics 9. Raised intracranial pressure 10. Headache 11. Craniofacial pain 12. Head injury 13. Epilepsy and sleep disorders 14. Neuro-oncology 15. Spinal disease 16. Peripheral neuropathies 17. Motor neurone disease and spinal muscular atrophy 18. Diseases of muscle and the neuromuscular junction 19. Dementia 20. Movement disorders 21. The cerebellar ataxias and hereditary spastic paraplegias 22. Multiple sclerosis and related conditions 23. Cerebrovascular disease 24. Neurological rehabilitation 25. Infections of the central nervous system 26. HIV 27. Neurological manifestations of medical disorders 28. Paediatric neurology 29. Respiratory aspects of neurological disease 30. Pain in neurological disease 31. Psychiatry and neurological disorders About the Author(s): John W Scadding MD FRCP, Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London; Nicholas A. Losseff MD FRCP, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London Contributors: James Allibone BSC FRCS (SN) Roshni Beeharry Martin M. Brown MA MD FRCP J. Helen Cross Nicholas Davies PhD MRCP V. Elwell Naomi Fersht Simon Fleminger FRCP FRCPsych PhD Nicholas Fletcher BSc (Hons) MD FRCP T. J. Fowler DM FRCP Carolyn Gabriel Sonia Gandhi Peter Goadsby BMedSc MB BS MD PhD DSc FRACP FRCP Nicholas Hirsch Robin Howard Elaine Hughes BSc MBBS MRCP FRCPCH Raju Kapoor DM FRCP Gareth Llewelyn Nick Losseff Andrew W. McEvoy MB BS BSc (Hons) MD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (SN) Catherine Mummery Robert Powell Niall Quinn MA MD FRCP FAAN Jeremy Rees Philip M. Rich BSc FRCS FRCR Ley Sander John Scadding Anthony Schapira Katherine Sidle MBBS PhD MRCP Sarah J. Tabrizi BSc (Hons) MBChB (Hons) FRCP PhD S. Veronica Tan BSc (Hons) MBBS MD FRCP Chris Turner MRCP