Post Stroke Psychosis Following Lesions in Basal Ganglion VD01-VD02
Dr. Shruti Srivastava,
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital,
Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095, Delhi, India.
Stroke is the second most common cause of death and fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. Post stroke behavioural manifestations are often not recognized, undiagnosed and hence remain untreated. They may even suffer from misdiagnosis of functional disorders before coming at conclusion of organic pathology. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment helps in lowering the overall morbidity related to stroke and improves quality of life of these patients with rare manifestations. Here, we report two cases of elderly female patients presenting with delusions and hallucinations subsequent to stroke, with lesions in basal ganglia detected on neuro-imaging.