par De Mol, Jacques
Référence Schweizer Archiv fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie, 129, 1, page (37-45)
Publication Publié, 1981
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Personality changes and behavioral disturbances have been studied in 19 adult head-injured patients who did not present the usual features of the 'post-traumatic syndrome'. The characteristics of this group of patients are desribed: sex, age, severity of the injury, brain damage localization and associated neuropsychological symptoms. The premorbid personality and psychopathologic antecedents are analyzed. After comparing the results of this study with those reported in the literature, the author comes to the conclusion that behavioral disorders and personality changes in head-injured patients do not show any clear correlation with the severity of the injury but are more likely to occur after temporal lobe damage and especially in patients with a previous history of neurotic or psychopathic symptoms.