Psychopharmacologic intervention after hemorrhagic basal ganglia damage.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in cognitive and behavioral impairments such as poor attention, learning, memory and planning ability and uncontrolled crying that can be more persistent problems than the physical disabilities. Cognitive enhancers have been shown to improve cognitive and behavioral impairments in patients with hemorrhagic basal ganglia lesions as well as other forms of TBI. There is little research about the use of cognitive enhancers after hemorrhagic basal ganglia damage. We present a case of a 38 year old male who made significant recovery with the use of cognitive enhancers.
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Medical Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceJournal of the neurological sciences 322:1-2 2012 Nov 15 pg 77-8
Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage
Glasgow Coma Scale
Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports