Paratonia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Paratonia is the inability to relax muscles during muscle tone assessment. There are two types of paratonia: oppositional and facilitatory. Oppositional paratonia (“gegenhalten”) occurs when subjects involuntarily resist […]

Learning problems in childhood cancer

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Certain treatments for childhood cancer are known to cause learning problems in survivors, particularly when central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapies are used (e.g. cranial radiation; high-dose methotrexate or cytarabine; or intrathecal chemotherapy). As the mortality rates of childhood […]

Logopenic progressive aphasia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA) is a form of primary progressive aphasia. It is defined clinically by impairments in naming and sentence repetition. It is similar to conduction aphasia and is associated […]

Cognitive vulnerability

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. A cognitive vulnerability in cognitive psychology is an erroneous belief, cognitive bias, or pattern of thought that predisposes an individual to psychological problems. The vulnerability exists before […]

Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder and Parkinson plus syndrome, which has three cardinal features: behavioral and personality changes, cognitive impairment, and motor symptoms. […]