Awareness of Deficit after Brain Injury: Clinical and Theoretical Issues / Edition 1

Awareness of Deficit after Brain Injury: Clinical and Theoretical Issues / Edition 1

by George P. Prigatano
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195059417

ISBN-13: 9780195059410

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume provides, for the first time, multidisciplinary perspectives on the problem of awareness of deficits following brain injury. Such deficits may involve perception, attention, memory, language, or motor functions, and they can seriously disrupt an individual's ability to function. However, some brain-damaged patients are entirely unaware of the existence

Overview

This volume provides, for the first time, multidisciplinary perspectives on the problem of awareness of deficits following brain injury. Such deficits may involve perception, attention, memory, language, or motor functions, and they can seriously disrupt an individual's ability to function. However, some brain-damaged patients are entirely unaware of the existence or severity of their deficits, even when they are easily noticed by others. In addressing these topics, contributors cover the entire range of neuropsychological syndromes in which problems with awareness of deficit are observed: hemiplegia and hemianopia, amnesia, aphasia, traumatic head injury, dementia, and others. On the clinical side, leading researchers delineate the implications of awareness of deficits for rehabilitation and patient management, and the role of defense mechanisms such as denial. Theoretical discussions focus on the importance of awareness disturbances for better understanding such cognitive processes as attention, consciousness, and monitoring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195059410
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 6.38(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, George P. Prigatano and Daniel L. Schacter
2. Anosognosia Related to Hemiplegia and Hemianopia, Edoardo Bisiach and Guiliano Geminiani
3. Anosognosia of Linguistic Deficits in Patients with Neurological Deficits, Alan B. Rubens
4. Anosognosia: Possible Neuropsychological Mechanisms, Kenneth M. Heilman
5. Disturbance of Self-Awareness After Frontal System Damage, Donald T. Stuss
6. Unawareness of Deficits in Dementia and Schizophrenia, Susan M. McGlynn and Alfred W. Kaszniak
7. Disturbances of Self-Awareness of Deficit After Traumatic Brain Injury, George P. Prigatano
8. Unawareness of Deficit and Unawareness of Knowledge in Patients with Memory Disorders, Daniel L. Schacter
9. Three Possible Mechanisms of Unawareness of Deficit, Elkhonon Goldberg and William B. Barr
10. Reality Monitoring: Evidence from Confabulation in Organic Brain Disease Patients, Marcia K. Johnson
11. Anosognosia, Consciousness, and the Self, John F. Kihlstrom and Betsy A. Tobias
12. The Role of Psychological Factors in Disordered Awareness, Lisa Lewis
13. Anosognosia and Denial of Illness, Edwin A. Weinstein
14. Forms of Unawareness, Daniel L. Schacter and George P. Prigatano

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