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Psychiatric presentations of intracranial cysts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2577719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight patients with intracranial cysts presenting with primary psychiatric diagnoses were studied. The cysts were visible on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and they produced neurologic, electroencephalographic (EEG), and neuropsychologic abnormalities. Descriptions of psychiatric manifestations associated with intracranial cysts are rare, and their potential neuropsychiatric significance has been minimized. This study demonstrates that intracranial cysts can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, that surgical intervention may resolve the psychiatric manifestations in selected cases, and, in cases not warranting surgery, that psychopharmacological therapy to treat the behavioral manifestations is indicated. These cases mandate consideration of intracranial cysts in the diagnostic and therapeutic formulation of atypical neuropsychiatric disorders.
R Kohn; R B Lilly; M S Sokol; P F Malloy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0895-0172     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-01     Completed Date:  1992-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911344     Medline TA:  J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906.
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MeSH Terms
Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use
Arachnoid Cysts / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Brain / radiography,  radionuclide imaging,  surgery
Brain Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Neuropsychological Tests
Prospective Studies
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antipsychotic Agents
Comment In:
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1989 Fall;1(4):445-6   [PMID:  2521096 ]

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