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By A.J. Larner

ISBN-10: 0387262148

ISBN-13: 9780387262147

The Dictionary of Neurological symptoms may be virtually in addition defined by way of what the booklet isn't really, in addition to information about what it's. The Dictionary isn't really a guide for remedy of neuropathies. whereas many entries give you the newest treatments, up to the moment remedies should not mentioned in bedside point element. The Dictionary isn't really a board evaluation e-book since it isn't in Q&A structure yet may possibly simply serve in that skill when you consider that every one access is a reasonably entire picture of a selected ailment or ailment. The Dictionary is an alphabetical directory of regularly offering neurological ailments and issues designed to lead the healthcare professional towards the right kind scientific analysis. The content material is concentrated, problem-based, concise and useful. The dependent entries during this useful, medical source offer a thumbnail of a variety of neurological symptoms. every one access contains: • definition of the signal • a short account of the scientific strategy required to elicit the signal • description of the opposite symptoms which can accompany the index signal • clarification of pathyophysiological and/or pharmacological heritage • differential analysis • short therapy information. the place identified, the entries additionally comprise neuroanatomical foundation of the signal. TheDictionary offers sensible, concise solutions to advanced medical questions.

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This may contribute to various physical and behavioral disorders. It may be measured using the Toronto Alexithymia Score. There is evidence from functional imaging studies that alexithymics process facial expressions differently from normals, leading to the suggestion that this contributes to disordered affect regulation. References Kano M, Fukudo S, Gyoba J et al. Specific brain processing of facial expressions in people with alexithymia: an H215O-PET study. Brain 2003; 126: 1474-1484 “Alice in Wonderland” Syndrome The name “Alice in Wonderland” syndrome was coined by Todd in 1955 to describe the phenomena of micro- or macrosomatognosia, altered perceptions of body image, although these had first been described by Lippman in the context of migraine some years earlier.

Anosodiaphoria usually follows a stage of anosognosia. La belle indifférence describes a similar lack of concern for acknowledged disabilities which are psychogenic. References Babinski JM. Contribution à l’étude des troubles mentaux dans l’hémiplégie organique cerebrale (anosognosia). Revue Neurologique 1914; 12: 845-848 Cross References Anosognosia; Belle indifférence Anosognosia Anosognosia refers to a patient’s unawareness or denial of illness. The term was first used by von Monakow (1885) and has been used to describe denial of blindness (Anton’s syndrome), deafness, hemiplegia (Babinski), hemianopia, aphasia, and amnesia.

Attribution of the neglected limb to another person is known as somatoparaphrenia. The anatomical correlate of asomatognosia is damage to the right supramarginal gyrus and posterior corona radiata, most commonly due to a cerebrovascular event. Cases with right thalamic lesions have also been reported. The predilection of asomatognosia for the left side of the body may simply be a reflection of the aphasic problems associated with left-sided lesions that might be expected to produce asomatognosia for the right side.

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