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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2015 ) > List of Articles


Psychiatric Symptoms in Brain Tumor

Dr Aniket Shukla, Dr Anweshak Das, Dr Prakash Behere

Keywords : Brain Tumour, Neuropsychiatry, Mood and Behavioural disorders

Citation Information : Shukla DA, Das DA, Behere DP. Psychiatric Symptoms in Brain Tumor. 2015; 18 (2):38-40.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-18-2-38

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Patients with structural brain lesions may sometimes present with a variety of psychiatric symptoms for a prolonged period of time without any neurologic symptoms and signs. In such cases the underlying pathology of such clinical picture can be easily misinterpreted to be functional in origin and can delay actual diagnosis as well as alter the prognosis. This report presents a case of elderly gentleman who presented with sudden onset atypical psychiatric manifestations with alteration in mood and behaviour which was diagnosed later on secondary to brain tumour involving both frontal lobes and corpus callosum. Hence we suggest that any atypical psychiatric manifestation in elderly patients warrants a detailed evaluation accompanied by neuro-imaging to rule out possible organic cause including tumours.

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