What is Klüver-Bucy syndrome?
Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a rare behavioral impairment that causes people to put objects in their mouths and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior. Other symptoms may include:
- Visual agnosia (inability to visually recognize objects)
- Loss of normal fear and anger responses
- Memory loss
How can I or my loved one help improve care for people with Klüver-Bucy syndrome?
Consider participating in a clinical trial so clinicians and scientists can learn more about the Klüver-Bucy syndrome and related disorders. Clinical research uses human volunteers to help researchers learn more about a disorder and perhaps find better ways to safely detect, treat, or prevent disease.
All types of volunteers are needed—those who are healthy or may have an illness or disease—of all different ages, sexes, races, and ethnicities to ensure that study results apply to as many people as possible, and that treatments will be safe and effective for everyone who will use them.
For information about participating in clinical research visit NIH Clinical Research Trials and You. Learn about clinical trials currently looking for people with Klüver-Bucy syndrome at Clinicaltrials.gov.
Where can I find more information about Klüver-Bucy syndrome?
Information on Klüver-Bucy syndrome may be available from the following resource: