The neuropsychology of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)

Devito, E.E., Pickard, J.D., Salmond, C.H., Iddon, Joanna L., Loveday, Catherine and Sahakian, Barbara J. (2005) The neuropsychology of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). British Journal of Neurosurgery, 19 (3). pp. 217-224. ISSN 0268-8697

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) accounts for one of the few known forms of reversible dementia. Varied aetiology and clinical presentation contribute to difficulties with early or differential diagnoses, and delayed surgical treatment may be less efficacious. Clinical neuropsychology provides a means of determining a cognitive profile for NPH, assisting in differential diagnosis, tracking the disorder's progression and assessing the efficacy of treatment. This article will review possible applications of clinical neuropsychology and propose a clinical assessment protocol for NPH.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online ISSN 1360-046X
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2009 09:29

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