frontal lobe syndrome


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frontal lobe syndrome

behavioral and personality changes usually observed after a neoplastic or traumatic frontal lobe lesion. The patient may become sociopathic, boastful, hypomanic, uninhibited, exhibitionistic, and subject to outbursts of irritability or violence. In other cases the person may become depressed, apathetic, lacking in initiative, negligent about personal appearance, and inclined to perseverate. Partial frontal lobectomy was formerly performed by some psychosurgeons to reduce drive in extremely disturbed psychotic patients, but the results were highly questionable.

fron·tal lobe syn·drome

(frŏntăl lōb sindrōm)
Constellation of symptoms associated with damage to the frontal lobe of the brain that includes impairment of planning function, lack of inhibition, hypomania, depression, apathy, and neglect of personal appearance.
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We think that diffuse infarcts over the right hemisphere, including the frontal lobe, may account for the presence of latter symptoms as it is mentioned above that frontal lobe syndrome may include this kind of symptoms.
It is particularly tough for children growing up with a parent who has Frontal Lobe Syndrome.
During the weeklong sanity phase, two medical experts testified for Pohlmeier, saying he suffered from a brain disorder called frontal lobe syndrome.