Psychiatric symptoms, atypical dementia, and left visual field inattention in corticobasal ganglionic degeneration

G. J. Rey, R. Tomer, B. E. Levin, J. Sanchez‐Ramos, B. Bowen, J. H. Bruce

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Abstract

We longitudinally examined the neuropsychological and psychiatric characteristics of an adult male with pathologically confirmed corticobasal ganglionic degeneration (CBGD). The patient was seen on an inpatient and outpatient basis by members of the Departments of Neurology and Radiology of the University of Miami School of Medicine. Longitudinal neuropsychological testing revealed a lateralized cortical‐subcortical dementia and left visual field inattention consistent with neurological and postmortem neuropathological findings of greater right hemisphere dysfunction. Symptoms of depression and obsessive‐compulsive symptomatology were also documented. Our findings are consistent with prior reports indicating that CBGD is characterized by lateralized cerebral dysfunction and suggest that a detailed neuropsychological examination is a useful procedure to assist in the differential diagnosis of this movement disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Corticobasal ganlionic degeneration
  • Depression
  • Obsessive‐compulsive symptomatology
  • Right hemisphere dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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