Otoimmün Ensefalitte Beyin Hasarı ve Üst Bilişsel Beceri: Bir Olgu Sunumu

Translated title of the contribution: Meta-Cognitive Ability and Brain Damage in Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Case Report

Francesco Corallo, Viviana Lo Buono, Lilla Bonanno, Simona De Salvo, Giuseppa Sergı, Placido Bramantı, Silvia Marıno

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Autoimmune encephalitis is an important contributor to rapidly progressive cognitive and behavioral decline. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the effects of cognitive rehabilitation in a patient with autoimmune encephalitis. We also wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of rehabilitative treatment by monitoring the cognitive and metacognitive outcomes over a time interval. We reported a case of 22 year-old female patient with autoimmune encephalitis, cognitive behavioral impairments, and severe reduction in metarepresentational capacity. We performed an assessment of personality, neuropsychological, and meta-cognitive functions at the beginning of the rehabilitative training. The last evaluation was performed six months after the discharge from the rehabilitation unit. We applied a combination of remediation, psycho-educational treatment, and psychotherapy to improve the knowledge and the empathy of the patient, to promote the selfcontrol strategies, and to prompt better behavioral management. Our findings revealed an improvement in the performance of the individual tests after rehabilitative training.

Translated title of the contributionMeta-Cognitive Ability and Brain Damage in Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Case Report
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalTurk Psikiyatri Dergisi
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Brain Damage, Chronic/complications
  • Cognition Disorders/complications
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Encephalitis/complications
  • Female
  • Hashimoto Disease/complications
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Young Adult


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