TITLE

Hemispatial neglect

AUTHOR(S)
Parton A; Malhotra P; Husain M; Parton, A; Malhotra, P; Husain, M
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jan2004, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
The syndrome of hemispatial neglect is characterised by reduced awareness of stimuli on one side of space, even though there may be no sensory loss. Although it is extremely common, it has proven to be a challenging condition to understand, and to treat. New insights from detailed behavioural and anatomical studies in patients, as well as functional imaging in healthy individuals, have begun to reveal some of the component deficits underlying the disorder. This review focuses on important clinical issues in neglect, including bedside diagnostic tests and emerging therapeutic and rehabilitation methods, involving both behavioural and drug treatments.
ACCESSION #
12136909

 

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