Terminal lucidity phenomena


Demirkol M. E. , Tamam L.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.41, ss.559-563, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17826/cukmedj.237519
  • Dergi Adı: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.559-563

Özet

Unexpected symptom remission in psychiatric and neurologic disesases shortly before patients' death have been known since last 250 years but not received enough attention. This phenomenon is called terminal lucidity. Terminal lucidity can be experienced at patients with diagnosis of dementia, schizophrenia, brain abscess, brain tumour, stroke and mood disorders. Explanatory models about reasons and neurobiology of this phenomenon will contribute to develop new treatment strategies about mentioned diseases and to live last moments times before death better