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Personality traits after prolonged vegetative state. Reflections on "Unexpected Improvement after Prolonged Post-traumatic Vegetative State" by W. Arts, H. van Dongen, J. Meulstee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3223374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The consequences of the trauma on the personality traits of the case described by Arts et al. are analysed. Among the biological factors which favoured the restoration of consciousness, youth, normal pretraumatic personality as well as the location and extent of the brain lesions have been of special importance. The psychopathological changes mainly consisted in an impairment of higher mental functions with intellectual regression, loss of abstraction ability and a severe deficit of recall and memory. The pragmatical and ethical consequences of this case are discussed.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica. Supplementum     Volume:  44     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-03-17     Completed Date:  1989-03-17     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140560     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir Suppl (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Damage, Chronic / etiology*
Brain Injuries / complications*
Coma / complications*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / etiology*
Disability Evaluation
Follow-Up Studies
Neuropsychological Tests
Personality Disorders / etiology*

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