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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Spatial Neglect (Overview)

Spatial neglect is a clinical finding where one is unable to perceive stimuli (touch, pain, temperature, etc.) on part of his body. Usually it is the result of brain injury and occurs on the side of the body opposite to the side of the brain injury.


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How do tell a person has spatial neglect?

How do tell a person has spatial neglect?

Neglect: This is usually a problem with the non dominant parietal lobe. Patients neglect the opposite side. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Spatial Neglect (Overview)

Spatial neglect is a clinical finding where one is unable to perceive stimuli (touch, pain, temperature, etc.) on part of his body. Usually it is the result of brain injury and occurs on the side of the body opposite to the side of the brain injury.


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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How do tell a person has spatial neglect?

Neglect: This is usually a problem with the non dominant parietal lobe. Patients neglect the opposite side. ...Read more

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Tell me the difference between spatial neglect and hemianopia?

Tell me the difference between spatial neglect and hemianopia?

Awareness: In hemianopia, the person is unable to see objects on one side of his or her visual field, but is still aware of their presence by means of their other senses and their memory. In neglect, the individual is truly unaware of anything happening on the affected side of their body. In severe cases, people will actually deny ownership of their own limbs on that side. ...Read more

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How can tell the difference between spatial neglect and hemianopia?

These: Are visual abnormalities that result from a brain injury, most often a stroke. Hemianopia means that there is no vision on half of the normal visual field - this is always on the left or right side. Neglect is an unusual symptom in which the vision is present but is ignored by the person. People who have this will not see anything unless it is pointed out to them. ...Read more

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What constitutes elder neglect?

Many types: Elder abuse can take many forms- physical, sexual, psychological, financial and simple neglect. If one thinks there is a problem, referral to adult protective services is appropriate for intercention. It is often unidentified and therefore underreported. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of neglecting mental illness?

What are the dangers of neglecting mental illness?

It can get worse: Whether primarily psychological or biochemical, mental disorders tend to ripple out over time and affect more and more domains of our lives. With so many new and effective treatments available-both psychological and medical, mental health practitioners have a renewed sense of hope and excitement about what we can do to better our patients lives . Someone need not be afraid to seek help. ...Read more

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What can happen if you neglect your spiritual health?

What can happen if you neglect your spiritual health?

There isn't a: syndrome that results from spiritual health neglect. However, the healthiest people are those who have a balance between spiritual experiences, and mental, emotional and physical experiences. Some of this comes from maturity, some from family-of-origin values, some from training (health workshops), etc. Go to a minister, then to a psychologist, then a fitness trainer. Shop around. ...Read more

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Why do people demand that victims of neglect just get over it?

Not understanding: These people may not comprehend the suffering that comes with experiences of neglect, and that this does require the work of healing. Some of these people may also have had similar experiences of their own, and need to defend against this by attacking others. Making the choice to go beyond the "victim" role in life is huge, and involves courage and commitment. One needs help to accomplish this. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

What can I do to help a child with auditory neglect function understand?

Pursue speech...: Comprehensive speach pathologist and ENT evaluation and management is recommended. ...Read more

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