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The aim of the present single case study was to investigate oculomotor recovery in a patient with simultanagnosia due to biparietal hypoxic lesions. Applying visual exploration as well as basic oculomotor tasks in three consecutive test sessions--i.e. 8 weeks, 14 weeks, and 37 weeks after brain damage had occurred--differential recovery was observed. While(More)
Previous work has reported that in the Iowa gambling task (IGT) advantageous decisions may be taken before the advantageous strategy is known [Bechara, A., Damasio, H., Tranel, D., & Damasio, A. R. (1997). Deciding advantageously before knowing the advantageous strategy. Science, 275, 1293-1295]. In order to test whether explicit memory is essential for the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine differences in the improvement of clinical psychopathology and in fine motor functions at 2 doses of risperidone in first-episode, acutely psychotic patients. METHOD In a double-blind, fixed-dose study, 49 acutely psychotic, neuroleptic-naive patients who were admitted for the first time and who met DSM-IV(More)
The key feature of Ganser's syndrome includes approximate answers to simple questions. The cause of this rare syndrome remains uncertain. Current classification systems categorise it as a dissociative disorder, the symptoms of which are judged as psychogenic in origin. Our review of the literature (n=151) demonstrates however that Ganser's syndrome is(More)
A 27-year-old patient with traumatic brain injury and neuropsychiatric symptoms fitting the obsessive-compulsive disorder was investigated. Brain CT-scan revealed left temporal and bilateral fronto-basal parenchymal contusions. Main Outcome Measure was the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale at pre- and post-treatment and at 6 months follow-up. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions in long-term rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury (ABI) in reducing depressive symptoms. DATA SOURCES A systematic literature search was conducted on MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Embase, and CINAHL to identify articles published between January 1990 and October(More)
This preliminary study investigates the effectiveness of a treatment program in which neuropsychological interventions are supplemented by psychotherapeutic interventions to foster the adjustment process. Eleven patients who had an adjustment disorder following an acquired brain injury were recruited for the treatment group. Measures were assessed at the(More)
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