Treatment of Attention Disorders

  • Paolo Bartolomeo


This chapter outlines several forms of intervention devised to treat attention disorders consequent to right hemisphere damage, and particularly visual neglect, which is the most severe and common of these conditions.


Scanning training Vestibular stimulation Alertness training Prism adaptation TMS Noradrenergic agents Dopaminergic agents Anticholinesterasic agents 


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Further Reading

  1. Coulthard E, Singh-Curry V, Husain M. Treatment of attention deficits in neurological disorders. Curr Opin Neurol. 2006;19:613–8.Google Scholar
  2. Halligan PW, Bartolomeo P. Visual neglect. In: Ramachandran VS, editor. Encyclopedia of human behavior. 2nd ed. vol. 3. San Diego: Academic; 2012. p. 652–64.Google Scholar
  3. Luaute J, Halligan P, Rode G, Rossetti Y, Boisson D. Visuo-spatial neglect: a systematic review of current interventions and their effectiveness. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2006;30:961–82.Google Scholar
  4. Müri RM, Cazzoli D, Nef T, Mosimann UP, Hopfner S, Nyffeler T. Non-invasive brain stimulation in neglect rehabilitation: an update. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013;7:248.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bartolomeo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brain and Spine Institute Hôpital de la SalpêtrièreInstitut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCatholic UniversityMilanItaly

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