Transient insight induction with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with refractory schizophrenia: a case report and systematic literature review.

@article{Gerretsen2011TransientII,
  title={Transient insight induction with electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with refractory schizophrenia: a case report and systematic literature review.},
  author={Philip Gerretsen and Pablo D{\'i}az and David C. Mamo and Doug Kavanagh and Mahesh Menon and Bruce G. Pollock and Ariel Graff-Guerrero},
  journal={The journal of ECT},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={247-50}
}
Anosognosia or lack of illness awareness is a clinical manifestation of both schizophrenia and right hemispheric lesions associated with stroke, neurodegeneration, or traumatic brain injury. It is thought to result from right hemispheric dysfunction or interhemispheric disequilibrium, which provides a neuroanatomical model for illness unawareness in schizophrenia. Lack of insight contributes to medication nonadherence and poor treatment outcomes and is often refractory to pharmacological and… CONTINUE READING
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