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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The effect of neurological disease on emotional function has been a relatively
neglected area of study in the modern era. Yet many forms of neurological
diseases cause a variety of symptoms ranging from depression, anxiety, loss of
motivation, loss of empathy, and emotional lability, with major impacts on work
and social functioning. The case descriptions in this special issue illustrate
the challenges we face in trying to understand the origins of these deficits,
but also highlight the opportunity we have to improve our understanding of
emotional functions by studying these patients. An introductory overview of the
neuroanatomy of emotion provides a context for understanding the individual