The Symptomatology of the Apallic Syndrome

  • F. Gerstenbrand
Part of the Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Psychiatrie book series (PSYCHIATRIE, volume 14)


From the type of motivating disease and the course of the first observed cases of an apallic syndrome described by Kretschmer (1940), the conclusion can be drawn that the concept “apallic” was conceived by its creator as a term denoting a functional disturbance of the cerebrum and was not intended to describe the existing brain damage as a morphologic substrate. Thus in the apallic syndrome a functional dynamism exists and in some cases remission is possible.


Mercury Dementia Carbon Monoxide Encephalitis Meso 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977

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