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Differentiating neuropathology from psychopathology with longitudinal and retrospective data: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8433261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case study report of diagnostic psychological testing considers the implications of a 53-point verbal-performance IQ differential, with the benefit of neuropsychological and neuroradiologic imaging studies, a 6-month follow-up Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R; Wechsler, 1981) evaluation, and retrospective examination of early school records and test findings. The approach highlights the limitations of cross-sectional clinical studies in differential diagnosis, particularly when both psychodynamic and neuropsychological factors are at issue. This report demonstrates how an early acquired neurodevelopmentally based deficit can alter or restructure the appearance of adult cognitive-perceptual functions. Further, early neurodevelopmental impairment is considered from the standpoint of its influence on compromised autonomous ego functions.
M L Silverstein
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-18     Completed Date:  1993-03-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Long Island University Brookville, NY 11548.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis,  psychology,  therapy
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*,  psychology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Wechsler Scales / statistics & numerical data
Grant Support
38288//PHS HHS

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