Prefrontal lobotomy and hypofrontality in patients with schizophrenia: an integration of the findings.

Abstract

A case of a schizophrenic patient who suffered a frontal lobotomy is presented as the impetus for a discussion of an alternative neurobiologic model of schizophrenia to integrate the findings of prefrontal lobotomy and "hypofrontality". The proposal that primary temporolimbic pathology may result in secondary hypofunction in the prefrontal lobes is examined in light of current structural neuropathologic evidence. Directions for future research suggested by such a model are explored.

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@article{Goumeniouk1992PrefrontalLA, title={Prefrontal lobotomy and hypofrontality in patients with schizophrenia: an integration of the findings.}, author={A. D. Goumeniouk and Campbell M. Clark}, journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie}, year={1992}, volume={37 1}, pages={17-22} }