The Elusive Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

  • Adolph E. Christ
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 5)


In the second Salmon lecture, presented at the New York Academy of Medicine, Michael Rutter (1982) reviews the overwhelming evidence that “it is possible for overt and indisputable brain damage to occur, and yet for a careful clinical examination to reveal no definite (neurological) abnormalities” (p. 22). As a matter of fact, only about one-third (Shaffer, Chadwick, and Rutter, 1975) of such neurologically damaged youngsters show neurological symptoms.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolph E. Christ
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  1. 1.Downstate Medical CenterKings County HospitalBrooklynUSA

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