Attentional Dysfunction Associated with Psychiatric Illness
In this chapter, we consider attentional disturbances that are commonly observed in patients presenting with four psychiatric conditions: (1) affective disorders; (2) schizophrenia; (3) attention-deficit—hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); and (4) anxiety/stress disorders. For each of these disorders, we review the characteristics of the attentional disturbance and the brain mechanisms that have been proposed to account for this attentional problem.
KeywordsDepressed Patient Affective Disorder Attention Deficit Schizophrenic Patient Psychiatric Illness
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