Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Neuropsychology Abstract of the Week: First-Person Narrative

Narrative accounts like this are not common, but still excellent reading for students of neuropsychology:

A Mind "Surrounded by a Moat": A First-person Account of Cognitive Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis
Cogn Behav Neurol. 2011 Nov 29;
Anonymous , Stern EB


This is a first-person account of the cognitive impairments-in speaking, writing, and thinking-caused by multiple sclerosis in a professional writer. The patient explains how she has worked around her deficits in rebuilding her life over the 18 years since her diagnosis. Her personal account is woven together with her clinical history, including her neuropsychological testing and magnetic resonance imaging results. A companion article giving perspectives on the case was written by a cognitive neuroscientist who has been studying some of the types of deficits reported by the patient.

PMID: 22134193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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