Neuropsychological Dimensions of Paranoid Syndromes.
International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology
Among 10 patients diagnosed as having paranoid disorders, 8 Ss showed impairment on the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. Four of these 8 Ss had abnormal computerized tomography scans or regional cerebral blood flow impairments. Their histories and current complaints suggested 2 differing types of presentation that differed primarily in level of premorbid functioning. Two case studies, representing each type and involving a 63-yr-old female and a 31-yr-old male, are discussed. Using A. R. Luria's (1973) theory, the ways in which paranoid disorders may develop from several types of brain injury or dysfunction are discussed. (6 ref)
Strider, M. A.,
Golden, C. J.,
Bishop, R. J.
(1985). Neuropsychological Dimensions of Paranoid Syndromes.. International Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology, 7(4), 196-200.
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