Facing Neglect after Stroke: Clinical Challenges in Developing Countries
Muwafak H Al-Eithan*
Clinical Psychology, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Muwafak H Al-Eithan
Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
Prince Sultan Military Medical City Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 23, 2016; Accepted May 07, 2016; Published May 10, 2016
Citation: Al-Eithan MH (2016) Facing Neglect after Stroke: Clinical Challenges in Developing Countries. Brain Disord Ther 5:214. doi:10.4172/2168-975X.1000214
Copyright: © 2016 Al-Eithan MH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Not only stroke is very prevalent, also neglect is commonly seen in acute and post-acute stages of CVA. Neglect is not a single entity neither a homogenous clinical presentation. It may cover a wide range of sensory and motor impairments. Here we raise awareness to the fact that clinically this disorder is ‘neglected’ as a clinical presentation partly due to its complications. Neglect is the best single predictor of recovery, and hence, the importance of dealing with it soon. Rehabilitation approaches have shown some benefits. Rehab teams need to face it, measure it and deal with it applying treatment approaches.