Over the last 20 years, numerous papers that are relevant to understanding the problem of impaired self-awareness after moderately severe to severe traumatic brain injury have appeared. This article reviews many of these papers and summarizes salient findings relevant to rehabilitation and future research.
Division of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
Corresponding author: George P. Prigatano, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 350 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
This study was made possible by funds from the Newsome Chair in Neuropsychology. Some of the ideas presented in this article were presented at the International Neuropsychology Meeting held in Berlin, July 2003, and at the International Neuropsychology Meeting in Baltimore, February 2004.