Posterior Circulation Stroke presenting as Psychotic disorder
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Keywords

posterior circulation stroke, psychosis, ischemic stroke.

How to Cite

Nafisa, D., Nayak, K. P., & A T, S. (2019). Posterior Circulation Stroke presenting as Psychotic disorder. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry , 32(1), 46-48. https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.32.1.2019.162

Abstract

The prevalence of posterior circulation stroke is less reported compared to anterior circulation stroke, accounting for one fourth of all ischemic strokes. It commonly presents with neurological deficits like visual deficits, vertigo and sensory-motor deficits rather than merely psychiatric symptoms. Nonetheless, there could be comorbid psychiatric symptoms associated with it. A rare presentation of posterior circulation stroke presenting with psychosis as a primary symptom without any neurological deficit is discussed.

 

 

https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.32.1.2019.162
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