Relationship Between Neuropsychological Data and Response to Behavioral Treatment in a Case of Carbon Monoxide Toxicity and Dementia
Heinrichs R W
This study analyzes a patient’s ability to learn by different methods to discover a behavioral treatment. A woman who sustained brain damage as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning, due to a suicide attempt, was found to be unable to demonstrate any learning on direct tests, but performed normally on indirect tests (involving implicit learning of newing associations). A program was formed, which reduced maladaptive behavior relative to baseline by 72.5%. Treatment implications are discussed.