Behavioural Neurology

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Volume 27 |Article ID 745104 |

Raíssa B. Barboza, Gabriel R. De Freitas, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Leonardo F. Fontenelle, "Delayed-Onset Post-Stroke Delusional Disorder: A Case Report", Behavioural Neurology, vol. 27, Article ID 745104, 5 pages, 2013.

Delayed-Onset Post-Stroke Delusional Disorder: A Case Report

Received22 Apr 2013
Accepted22 Apr 2013


Although the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders among patients with cerebrovascular illness is relatively high, there are only few case reports describing post-stroke psychotic symptoms. In general, post-stroke psychoses have been reported to emerge few days after the vascular event and to vanish soon afterwards. In this report, we describe delayed-onset post-stroke delusional disorder, persecutory type. A middle-aged female patient developed a persistent delusional disorder with homicidal behavior about one year after a cerebrovascular accident affecting the right fronto-temporo-parietal region and a long period of chronic post-stroke mixed anxiety and depressive symptoms. Our case suggests that there might be long intervals between stroke and the appearance of psychotic symptoms.

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