Title

Six Landmark Case Reports Essential for Neuropsychiatric Literacy

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

2018-08-24

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Medical Education | Mental and Social Health | Neurology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Well-described clinical case reports have been a core component of the neuropsychiatry literature and have led to: a deepened understanding of brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychiatric phenomenology, new paths for research, and compelling material for physicians who are studying neurology and psychiatry. Six landmark neuropsychiatry cases were selected for being well described, paradigmatic, and illuminating of brain-behavior correlations: Phineas Gage, Louis Victor Leborgne ("Tan"), Auguste Deter, Solomon Shereshevsky ("S"), "JP," and Henry Gustav Molaison ("HM"). Each case and its neuropsychiatric lessons are summarized from primary sources, highlighting some less appreciated aspects. Case reports continue to be a valuable resource for neuropsychiatric education. Yet only four of the 10 highest impact factor psychiatry journals accept case reports for publication.

Keywords

Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Diagnosis and Classification in Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Education, Rehabilitation (Neuropsychiatric)

DOI of Published Version

10.1176/appi.neuropsych.18020027

Source

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2018 Fall;30(4):279-290. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.18020027. Epub 2018 Aug 24. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30141725

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