Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome: Anatomy & Implications for Chiari
2nd Annual CSF Disorders Symposium: Chiari & Cognition: Fiction or Reality?
BROWN UNIVERSITY - PROVIDENCE, RI - JUNE 17, 2017
Dr. Jeremy D. Schmahmann
talks about how disorders and abnormalities in the cerebellum may have an effect on behavior, cognitive function, and personality in certain patients. He explains cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome (CCAS) and some of the patients he has treated over the years. One patient was thought to have schizophrenia but when he was treated for Chiari malformation
, he had incredible improvement in his psychological symptoms.
This is potentially important to know for Chiari patients because both CCAS and Chiari are abnormalities in the cerebellar region. Dr. Schmahmann had previously presented on CCAS
at the 2016 CSF Research Colloquium on cognition
This presentation was given at the 2nd Annual CSF Disorders Symposium jointly provided by Warren Alpert Medical School
at Brown University and the Department of Neurosurgery
at Rhode Island Hospital, sponsored by CSF. (2017)