Neuropharmacologic treatment of hemineglect: A case report comparing bromocriptine and methylphenidate

Short Title:
Neuropharmacologic treatment of hemineglect: A case report comparing bromocriptine and methylphenidate
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J37467.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 79, issue 3, pp 346-349
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Case report of the treatment of an individual, age 68, with hemineglect following a right hemisphere stroke. This individual was treated consecutively with methylphenidate and bromocriptine. Tests sensitive to neglect were administered during treatment with methylphenidate, then after all drugs had been withdrawn, then during treatment with bromocriptine, then after all drugs had been withdrawn again. It was found that bromocriptine produced more improvement in hemineglect than methylphenidate, which in turn produced more improvement than no drug treatment. Gains from bromocriptine continued after treatment, while an exacerbation of symptoms following withdrawal from methylphenidate.
Author(s):
Hurford, P.; Stringer, A. Y.; Jann, B.
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