Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome: A case report

Besiroglu L., Gulec M., Kiran S. G., Polat N.

KLINIK PSIKOFARMAKOLOJI BULTENI-BULLETIN OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.50-54, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Although the role of the cerebellum on motor control has been well recognized in studies of functional neuroanatomy, the influence of the cerebellum on cognition and emotion has been neglected until recent years. In the last decades studies that have described the role of the cerebellum on cognitive functions and emotion have been published. In patients with impaired executive dysfunction and visuo-spatial cognition, personality changes, affective symptoms and linguistic difficulties due to different cerebellar lesions, this clinical entity was described as Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome. In this paper, we present a case with Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome, and with neuroradiological evidence of a chronic cerebellar lesion.