Cognitive correlates of apathy in traumatic brain injury.

  title={Cognitive correlates of apathy in traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Stein Andersson and Anne-Mari Bergedalen},
  journal={Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology},
  volume={15 3},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between apathy and cognitive deficits in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). BACKGROUND Apathy defined as reduced goal-directed behavior due to lack of motivation constitutes a major neuropsychiatric symptom following TBI. According to definition, apathy should not be associated with global cognitive reduction, but rather with specific areas of cognitive dysfunction. METHODS results from the Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) and a… CONTINUE READING

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