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Post-Stroke Mania – A Case Report

Abhishek Pathak, Mona Srivastava

Abstract


Objective: Psychiatric disorders following cerebrovascular accidents are common. Post-stroke depression is the most common of these disorders, and post-stroke mania has been reported on rare occasions. Methods: We report a case of a 65 year-old elderly male who developed mania secondary to a left sided cerebral infarction in the territory of the middle cerebral artery. Discussion: It has been theorized that lesions in the cerebral hemisphere and limbic structures may produce symptoms suggestive of mania. Emotional and behavioral disorders after stroke negatively impact rehabilitation, cognition, and long-term recovery. Conclusion: Post-stroke mania is a rare medical condition that may occur after neurological deficits. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 15 (2): July – December 2014: 209-112.

Keywords


Cerebral Hemisphere, Infarction, Mania, Stroke

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