The neuropsychiatry of pathologic affect: an approach to evaluation and treatment.

@article{Arciniegas2000TheNO,
  title={The neuropsychiatry of pathologic affect: an approach to evaluation and treatment.},
  author={David B. Arciniegas and Jeannie L. Topkoff},
  journal={Seminars in clinical neuropsychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={290-306}
}
The ability to skillfully regulate the internal experience and outward expression of emotion is among the most complex and recently acquired functions of the human brain. When the capacity for emotional regulation is compromised by disease or injury the impact on individuals and their families may be considerable, both with regard to psychological well-being and social and occupational function. This article describes first a framework for the description, evaluation, and treatment of affective… CONTINUE READING

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