Neglect and related disorders

Academic Article


  • Neglect is a failure to report, respond, or orient to contralateral stimuli that is not caused by an elemental sensorimotor deficit. Subtypes of neglect are distinguished by input (attentional) or output (intentional) demands, the distribution (personal, spatial, and representational), and the means of eliciting the signs (unilateral or bilateral stimuli). In this article we discuss how to assess patients for neglect, the pathophysiology of neglect, and the treatment of neglect.
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  • Heilman KM; Valenstein E; Watson RT
  • Start Page

  • 463
  • End Page

  • 470
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4