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Fábio Henrique de Gobbi Porto ; Rogério Paysano Marrocos ;Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2013, 7 3

Author: Raquel Quimas Molina da Costa

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Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 demneuropsy@uol.com.br Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil Molina da Costa, Raquel Quimas; de Gobbi Porto, Fábio Henrique; Paysano Marrocos, Rogério Dissociation of depression from apathy in traumatic brain injury.
A case report Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
7, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2013, pp.
312-315 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=339529044014 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Case Report Dement Neuropsychol 2013 September;7(3):312-315 Dissociation of depression from apathy in traumatic brain injury A case report Raquel Quimas Molina da Costa1, Fábio Henrique de Gobbi Porto2, Rogério Paysano Marrocos3 Abstract.
Although not evident clinically, lesions to the prefrontal cortex cause great social and functional impairment to patients.
The anterior cingulate cortex is intimately involved with motivational behavior and after injury to this area the onset of an apathetic state can be observed.
This paper describes the case of a patient with traumatic brain injury to the prefrontal lobe presenting with a depressive syndrome associated with apathetic symptoms.
After appropriate treatment for depression, intense apathy was revealed, an irreversible sequelae of the traumatic brain injury, constituting the main barrier to the patient’s return of lifestyle and independence. Key words: apathy, depression, traumatic brain injury. Dissociação de depressão e apatia em lesão encefálica traumática: Um relato de caso. Resumo.
Apesar de não se destacarem ao olhar clínico, as lesões do córtex pré-frontal acarretam grande prejuízo funcional e socia...





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