POST-STROKE MANIA: A CASE REPORT
Abhishek Pathak, Mona Srivastava
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.