Neuropsychological evaluation of the hydrocephalic children: review of the literature

Bakar, E.E. (2010) Neuropsychological evaluation of the hydrocephalic children: review of the literature. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 11 (1). pp. 68-75.

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Abstract

Hydrocephalus is neurological and neurophsychological syndrome which is secondary to overloading of the cerebrospinal fluid which makes to enlarge cerebral ventricles. Therefore neurological symptoms usually could be seen together with some neuropyschological difficulties in motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, attention, verbal, and executive functions. These difficulties could negatively effect to the academical and sociocultural skills of the patients, and will spread out their whole lifetime. So, cognitive deterioration of these patients should be diagnosed properly; and appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programs should be applied early. Basic aim of this study is to define the cognitive difficulties of the hydrocephalic children.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrocephalus, Neurophysiological Syndrome, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Child, Cognitive Deterioration, Rehabilitation
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Persons > Age Groups > Child
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Diagnosis > Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics > Rehabilitation
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Neurologic Manifestations
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities > Infant, Newborn, Diseases > Hydrocephalus
ID Code:3493
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:10 February 2010

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