Therapeutic Theory and Strategy

  • Robert Melillo
  • Gerry LeismanEmail author


We have now reviewed how symptoms are produced and what are the underlying causes of decreases in stimulation to the brain in individuals with neurobehavioral disorders in the context of evolutionary aspects of bipedalism. At first glance, the answer to how intervention strategies should be developed seems simple-increase stimulation and provide the proper fuel. In practice, however, it is not quite that straightforward. The purpose of this chapter is to provide the theoretical rationale for therapeutic and intervention strategies currently available, but not to provide a “how to” manual, the subject of a subsequent volume. We need now to consider how we increase stimulation and what is the best fuel.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurologyCarrick Institute for Graduate StudiesCape CanaveralUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCollege of Staten Island City University of New YorkStaten IslandUSA

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