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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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.
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