Panayiotis Patrikelis

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Frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) is a seizure disorder with a lower prevalence than temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Despite its consequences on cognitive and emotional well-being, the neuropsychology of FLE has not been well studied. By contrast, TLE has been studied meticulously, leading to a relevant understanding of memory and the functional characteristics of(More)
People may be much less empathic than they think they are. It is not clear whether patients with schizophrenia who have impaired empathic abilities also exhibit diminished ability to accurately appraise their own such skills. The present study aimed to examine: (a) the accuracy of self-appraisal of empathy and (b) the impact of specific cognitive functions(More)
INTRODUCTION Apathy has been repeatedly highlighted as a core component of negative symptoms especially with regard to functional outcome of schizophrenia. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between apathy, cognitive deficits, and psychosocial functioning in chronic patients with schizophrenia. METHODS Thirty-six chronic patients(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been proposed that theory of mind (ToM) deficits underlying difficulties in taking the perspective of others may substantially contribute to insight impairment in schizophrenia. The present study aimed to explore the effect of ToM deficits on insight impairment independently of co-existent neurocognitive deficits and symptom severity in(More)
There is a substantial body of evidence suggesting that cognitive deficits in schizophrenia (SΖ) and bipolar disorder (BD) persist after the subsidence of active symptoms. However, it is unclear whether the cognitive deficits observed in patients with BD are quantitatively or qualitatively similar to those in SΖ patients. The aim of the study was to assess(More)
This brief work is an attempt to point to the possible common neurological breakdowns in giving rise to alexithymia, and impaired appreciation of humour. In particular, we present the case of a patient who lost the ability to enjoy humour after the surgical removal of a frontal groove meningioma, although he was still able to detect it, while at the same(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated whether certain cognitive deficits are associated with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) aiming to contribute with localization data to the preoperative assessment of epilepsy surgery candidates. METHODS We evaluated 34 patients with refractory FLE, 37 patients with refractory medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), and 22(More)
In this paper we present the case of a left-sided speech dominant patient with right medial temporal sclerosis (RMTS) and pharmacoresistant epilepsy who showed improved verbal memory during intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT) at his right hemisphere as compared with his own performance before the drug injection (baseline), as well as after right selective(More)
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