Aragon High SchoolClass of 2023Foster City, California
- "What is Anosognosia: How we can use what we know and what we don’t know to help loved ones with this condition of imperceptibility" with mentor Rachel (Nov. 2, 2021)
Kristen's Symposium Presentation
What is Anosognosia: How we can use what we know and what we don’t know to help loved ones with this condition of imperceptibility
Started Mar. 25, 2021
Abstract or project description
This project will be focused around a paper exploring and synthesizing the field’s current understanding of anosognosia. First, Kristen will define what anosognosia is and what it is not, why it is important that more people understand it. Next, she will move into a summary of etiology and causes, the relevant comorbidities, symptoms, and trajectory of the condition. Further, Kristen will explain how anosognosia is diagnosed and treated, as well as shortcomings of current diagnostic and treatment approaches. Finally, she will explore ways that community members and loved ones of those with anosognosia can increase empathy and understanding, as well as suggest ways in which to concretely support these patients. A secondary aim of the current project is to create an outreach program, either by podcast or YouTube video series, in which Kristen will provide psychoeducation and support for individuals with loved ones with anosognosia. Kristen will aim to forge connections with local physicians to garner expert interviews, and potentially land interviews with patients and/or loved ones with anosognosia.