Encephalitis: Assessment and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan
A Special Issue of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Encephalitis - inflammation of the brain - has significant cognitive, behavioural and emotional consequences.
This special edition describes the pathway of recovery following encephalitis, from medical management to assessment, rehabilitation and community support and advocacy.
The neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric outcomes of encephalitis in both adult and paediatric populations are described, in addition to a number of rehabilitation studies which aim to increase the functional independence and psychosocial adjustment of survivors of this rare neurological condition.
Table of Contents
J. Granerod, N.S Crowcroft, The Epidemiology of Acute Encephalitis. M.J Stone, C.P Hawkins, A Medical Overview of Encephalitis. L. Hokkanen, J. Launes, Neuropsychological Sequelae of Acute-onset Sporadic Viral Encephalitis. S.M Pewter, W.H Williams, C. Haslam, J.M Kay, Neuropsychological and Psychiatric Profiles of Acute Encephalitis in Adults. A. Starza-Smith, E. Talbot , C. Grant, Encephalitis in Children: A Clinical Neuropsychology Perspective. C. Benjamin, V. Anderson , R. Pinczower, R. Leventer, M. Richardson, M. Nash, Pre and Post Encephalitic Neuropsychological Profile of a Seven Year Old Girl. E.C Miotto, Cognitive Rehabilitation of Amnesia After Viral Encephalitis. H. Emslie, B.A Wilson, K. Quirk, J.J Evans, P. Watson, Using a Paging System in the Rehabilitation of Encephalitis Patients. E. Berry, N. Kapur, L. Williams, S. Hodges, P. Watson, G. Smyth, J. Srinivasan, R. Smith, B.A Wilson, K. Wood, The Use of a Wearable Camera, SenseCam, as a Pictorial Diary to Improve Autobiographical Memory in a Patient with Limbic Encephalitis- A Preliminary Report. B.K Dewar, F. Gracey, "Am not was": Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for Adjustment and Identity Change Following Herpes Simplex Encephalitis. L. Hooper, W.H Williams, Caregiver Distress, Coping and Parenting Styles in Cases of Childhood Encephalitis. A. Easton, P. Hare, K. Atkin, "A light in a very dark place": The Role of a Voluntary Organisation Providing Support for Those Affected by Encephalitis.
Bonnie-Kate Dewar is at the Institute of Psychiatry at St Thomas’ Hospital London.
Huw Williams is at the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research at the University of Exeter.