Spatial Orientation and Personality Traits Before and After Cerebral Ischemic Stroke: A Case Report
( Vol-4,Issue-6,June 2017 )

Malkhaz Makashvili, Bakur Kotetishvili, Irma Khachidze, Alexandre Kotetishvili,Teona Gubianuri


cerebral ischemic stroke unilateral spatial neglect depressionpremorbid after-stroke.


The study was designed to find connection between pre-and post-stroke personality and cognitive functioning in cerebral ischemic stroke survivor,male, 65, right-hander, with higher education, diagnosed as having motor aphasia, partial sensory aphasia, left hemiparesis in upper and lower shoulder, as well as left-sided spatial neglect and moderate depression. Caregiver was requested to compare the one year period before the stroke to the earlier period with respect to the personality and cognitive functioning of stroke sufferer. According to caregiver’s witness, one month before stroke patient, when driving his car, used to disregard the left side of the road and counter cars, however, was not aware of this problem. Caregiver witnessed increase in the aggression and anxiety of the patient 10 months before the ischemic attack. Change in premorbid personality is suggested to predict the after-stroke moderate depression in cerebral ischemic stroke sufferer. Disregard to the left side of the road is suggested to associate with development of left-sided spatial neglect after cerebral ischemic stroke.

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