Accession Number : ADP003977

Title :   Serial Neuropsychological Assessment in a Case of Reversible Electrocution Encephalopathy,

Corporate Author : BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Hopewell,C. A.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The case of electrical injury resulting in persistent cortical dysfunction is presented. The case illustrates four main points: (a) patients recovering from an initial comatose state can be best evaluated with a combination of brief serial and then comprehensive neuropsychological measures, (b) the cognitive dysfunction following electrical injury may parallel in some respects that of closed head injuries (CHI) and be measured by tests designed to evaluate CHI, (c) the neuropsychological sequelae of cerebral electrical injury may be more persistent than is commonly believed, and (d) 'psychiatric' sequelae may be more related to organic than functional variables.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Brain, *Cerebrum, *Wounds and injuries, Neurology, Psychology, Shock(Pathology), Electricity, Case studies, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE