Overlap of Autism and Seizures: Understanding Cognitive Comorbidity

Mens Sana Monographs 8 (1):122 (2010)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This article introduces the concept of 'cognitive comorbidity,' which lays emphasis on common cognitive deficits that cut across different disorders. The concept is illustrated with the help of two commonly reported overlapping conditions (autism and epilepsy). It is further explained by concentrating on two important cognitive processes of facial emotional recognition and emotional memory, shown to be compromised in both conditions; and their underlying neural substrates. Cognitive comorbidity is then contrasted with 'comorbidity,' a term which is more commonly used for describing cognitive disorders. The paper closes by providing directions for rehabilitative and theoretical efforts that could be inspired by the newly introduced concept

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,264

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Comorbidity as an epistemological challenge to modern psychiatry.Miro Jakovljević & Željka Crnčević - 2012 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 5 (1):1-13.
“Somatization” and “Comorbidity”: A Study of Jhum‐Jhum and Depression in Rural Nepal.Brandon A. Kohrt - 2005 - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 33 (1):125-147.
The network perspective will help, but is comorbidity the question?Wendy Johnson & Lars Penke - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):162-163.
Comorbidity: Cognition and biology count!Orly Rubinsten & Avishai Henik - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):168-170.
Autism: Mind and Brain.Uta Frith & Elisabeth L. Hill (eds.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
Latent variable models are network models.Peter C. M. Molenaar - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):166-166.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-12-01

Downloads
20 (#565,488)

6 months
1 (#449,844)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references