Disorders of consciousness: what's in a name?

@article{Gosseries2011DisordersOC,
  title={Disorders of consciousness: what's in a name?},
  author={O. Gosseries and M. Bruno and C. Chatelle and A. Vanhaudenhuyse and C. Schnakers and A. Soddu and S. Laureys},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          3-14
        }
}
  • O. Gosseries, M. Bruno, +4 authors S. Laureys
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • NeuroRehabilitation
  • Following a coma, some patients may "awaken" without voluntary interaction or communication with the environment. More than 40 years ago this condition was coined coma vigil or apallic syndrome and later became worldwide known as "persistent vegetative state". About 10 years ago it became clear that some of these patients who failed to recover verbal or non-verbal communication did show some degree of consciousness--a condition called "minimally conscious state". Some authors questioned the… CONTINUE READING

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