Catastrophic reaction after cerebrovascular lesions: frequency, correlates, and validation of a scale.

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The frequency and correlates of the catastrophic reaction (CR) were examined in 52 consecutive patients with an acute stroke lesion. A new scale proved reliable for measuring the severity of CR. The CR was significantly associated with depression, a personal and family history of psychiatric disorder, and subcortical lesions, which were mostly located in… (More)

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@article{Starkstein1993CatastrophicRA, title={Catastrophic reaction after cerebrovascular lesions: frequency, correlates, and validation of a scale.}, author={Sergio E. Starkstein and John Paul Fedoroff and Thomas R Price and Ram{\'o}n C. Leiguarda and Robert G. Robinson}, journal={The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences}, year={1993}, volume={5 2}, pages={189-94} }