Accession Number : ADP003755

Title :   Psychiatric Symptoms and Syndromes as Related to Deviancies in Brain Functioning and Structure: Review of Research and Role of Clinical Neuropsychology,


Personal Author(s) : Parker,R. A.

Report Date : NOV 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper reviews research associating various psychiatric disorders and symptoms with deviant aspects of human brain functioning. Most of the data reviewed relate psychiatric conditions to the presence of certain behavioral characteristics which are presumed to reflect some underlying abnormality in brain functioning. Relevant studies on heterogeneous psychiatric populations, schizophrenia, learning and behavior disorders, and certain specific personality variables are examined. Inferences are drawn regarding the hypothesized relationship of brain dysfunction to psychiatric disorders and the particular symptom clusters and behavioral characteristics that might be relevant in this respect are identified. Additionally, the potential contributions of Neuropsychology to both clinical and research efforts in this area are discussed.

Descriptors :   *Psychiatry, Signs and symptoms, Brain, Behavior, Learning, Personality, Dysfunction, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE