The Study of Anosognosia

Hardcover | April 7, 2010

EditorGeorge P. Prigatano

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The study of anosognosia has witnessed an unprecedented increase in interest over the last 20 years. This has resulted in numerous empirical investigations as well as theoretical writings on the nature of human consciousness and how disorders of the brain may influence the person's subjectiveawareness of a disturbed neurological or neuropsychological function. This edited text attempts to summarize many of the advances that have taken place in the field of anosognosia. It reviews research findings on anosognosia for hemiplegia following stroke, Anton's syndrome, and a variety ofdisorders in which impaired self-awareness is common. It also provides suggestive guidelines for the management and rehabilitation of persons who have anosognosia or impaired self-awareness. .

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The study of anosognosia has witnessed an unprecedented increase in interest over the last 20 years. This has resulted in numerous empirical investigations as well as theoretical writings on the nature of human consciousness and how disorders of the brain may influence the person's subjectiveawareness of a disturbed neurological or ne...

George Prigatano is Chairman of Section of Neuropsychology, and Director of the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPart I: Historical Overview and Introduction1. George P. Prigatano: Historical Observations Relevant to the Study of AnosognosiaPart II: Anosognosia of Motor and Language Impairments2. Gabriella Bottini, Eraldo Paulesu, Martina Gandola, Lorenzo Pia, Paola Invernizzi, and Anna Berti: Anosognosia for Hemiplegia and Models of Motor Control: Insights from Lesion Data and Functional Imaging3. Hans-Otto Karnath and Bernhard Baier: Anosognosia for Hemiparesis and Hemiplegia: Disturbed Sense of Agency and Body Ownership4. A.D. (Bud) Craig: The Insular Cortex and Subjective Awareness5. Kenneth M. Heilman and Michal Harciarek: Anosognosia and Anosodiaphoria of Weakness6. Andrew Kertesz: Anosognosia for Aphasia7. Gianna Cocchini and Sergio Della Sala: Assessing Anosognosia for Motor and Language ImpairmentsPart III: Anosognosia Observed in Various Brain Disorders8. Daniel Tranel, Jane S. Paulsen, and Karen F. Hoth: Anosognosia in Huntington's Disease9. George P. Prigatano, Franziska Maier, and Richard S. Burns: Anosognosia in Parkinson's Disease10. Sergio E. Starkstein and Brian D. Power: Anosognosia in Alzheimer's Disease: Neuroimaging Correlates11. Alfred W. Kaszniak and Emily C. Edmonds: Anosognosia and Alzheimer's Disease: Behavioral Studies12. George P. Prigatano: Anosognosia and Traumatic Brain Injury13. James Gilleen, Kathryn Greenwood, and Anthony S. David: Anosognosia in Schizophrenia and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Similarities and DifferencesPart IV: Anosognosia and Specific Cognitive and Affective Disturbances14. Katherine P. Rankin: Anosognosia and Personality Change in Neurodegenerative Disease15. Ian H. Robertson: Anosognosia and Error Processing in Various Clinical Disorders16. Ricardo E. Jorge: Emotional Awareness Among Brain Damaged PatientsPart V: Anosognosia and Hysteria17. Roland Vocat and Patrik Vuilleumier: Neuroanatomy of Impaired Body Awareness in Anosognosia and Hysteria: A Multi-Component AccountPart VI: Measurement Issues and Technology18. Sterling C. Johnson and Michele L. Ries: FMRI of Self Appraisal19. M. Donata Orfei, Carlo Caltagirone, and Gianfranco Spalletta: The Behavioral Measurement of Anosognosia as a Multifaceted PhenomenonPart VII: Anosognosia and Visual Loss20. George P. Prigatano and Thomas Wolf: Anton's Syndrome and Unawareness of Partial and Complete BlindnessPart VIII: Advances in the Study of Anosognosia21. George P. Prigatano: A Progress Report on the Study of Anosognosia22. George P. Prigatano and Jeannine Morrone-Strupinsky: Management and Rehabilitation of Persons with Anosognosia and Impaired Self-Awareness