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MANIC PSYCHOSIS IN A CASE OF PARASAGITTAL MENINGIOMA

MANIC PSYCHOSIS IN A CASE OF PARASAGITTAL MENINGIOMA Abstract The ADVANCES in the field of pneumoencephalography and electroencephalography have considerably facilitated the diagnosis of tumors of the brain. Nevertheless, every physician, particularly the neurologist and the psychiatrist, knows how easily the diagnosis of a brain tumor may be overlooked. This is particularly so when there are few or no neurologic symptoms or when the symptoms are of a neurotic or psychotic nature. Particularly, the initial symptoms may be those one finds in a neurotic person. Cohen1 described the case of a sailor who was surveyed out of naval service for a variety of neurotic symptoms, particularly anxiety attacks and numerous somatic complaints. Only forty months after the onset of the symptoms the diagnosis of a large astrocytoma was made. The difficulty in making the diagnosis of brain tumor is due largely to the fact that there is no symptomatic picture which may be considered characteristic of a tumor References 1. Cohen, L. A.: Astrocytoma of the Left Cerebral Hemisphere, with Psychoneurotic Reaction , M. Bull. Vet. Admin. 20:94 ( (July) ) 1943. 2. Jameison, G. R., and Henry, G. W.: Mental Aspects of Brain Tumors in Psychotic Patients , J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis. 78:333 ( (Oct.) ) 3. 500 (Nov.) 1933. 4. Schuster, P.: Psychische Störungen bei Hirntumoren , Stuttgart, F. Enke, 1902. 5. Knapp, P. C.: The Mental Symptoms of Cerebral Tumor , Brain 29:35 ( (April) ) 1906. 6. Davidoff, L. M., and Ferraro, A.: Intracranial Tumors Among Mental Hospital Patients , Am. J. Psychiat. 8:599 ( (Jan.) ) 1929. 7. Henry, G. W.: Mental Phenomena Observed in Cases of Brain Tumor , Am. J. Psychiat. 12:415 ( (Nov.) ) 1932. 8. Moersch, L. P.: Psychic Manifestations in Cases of Brain Tumors , Am. J. Psychiat. 4:705 ( (April) ) 1925. 9. Hoffman, J. L.: Intracranial Neoplasms; Their Incidence and Mental Manifestations , Psychiatric Quart. 11:561, 1937. 10. Brock, S., and Wiesel, B.: Psychotic Symptoms Masking the Onset in Cases of Brain Tumor , M. Clin. North America 32:759 ( (May) ) 1948. 11. Foerster, O.: Ueber die Bedeutung und Reichweite des Lokalisationsprinzips im Nervensystem , Verhandl. d. deutsch. Gesellsch. f. inn. Med. 46:117, 1934. 12. Stern, K., and Dancey, T. E.: Glioma of the Diencephalon in a Manic Patient , Am. J. Psychiat. 98:716 ( (March) ) 1942. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

MANIC PSYCHOSIS IN A CASE OF PARASAGITTAL MENINGIOMA

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 64 (3) – Sep 1, 1950

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Abstract

Abstract The ADVANCES in the field of pneumoencephalography and electroencephalography have considerably facilitated the diagnosis of tumors of the brain. Nevertheless, every physician, particularly the neurologist and the psychiatrist, knows how easily the diagnosis of a brain tumor may be overlooked. This is particularly so when there are few or no neurologic symptoms or when the symptoms are of a neurotic or psychotic nature. Particularly, the initial symptoms may be those one finds in a neurotic person. Cohen1 described the case of a sailor who was surveyed out of naval service for a variety of neurotic symptoms, particularly anxiety attacks and numerous somatic complaints. Only forty months after the onset of the symptoms the diagnosis of a large astrocytoma was made. The difficulty in making the diagnosis of brain tumor is due largely to the fact that there is no symptomatic picture which may be considered characteristic of a tumor References 1. Cohen, L. A.: Astrocytoma of the Left Cerebral Hemisphere, with Psychoneurotic Reaction , M. Bull. Vet. Admin. 20:94 ( (July) ) 1943. 2. Jameison, G. R., and Henry, G. W.: Mental Aspects of Brain Tumors in Psychotic Patients , J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis. 78:333 ( (Oct.) ) 3. 500 (Nov.) 1933. 4. Schuster, P.: Psychische Störungen bei Hirntumoren , Stuttgart, F. Enke, 1902. 5. Knapp, P. C.: The Mental Symptoms of Cerebral Tumor , Brain 29:35 ( (April) ) 1906. 6. Davidoff, L. M., and Ferraro, A.: Intracranial Tumors Among Mental Hospital Patients , Am. J. Psychiat. 8:599 ( (Jan.) ) 1929. 7. Henry, G. W.: Mental Phenomena Observed in Cases of Brain Tumor , Am. J. Psychiat. 12:415 ( (Nov.) ) 1932. 8. Moersch, L. P.: Psychic Manifestations in Cases of Brain Tumors , Am. J. Psychiat. 4:705 ( (April) ) 1925. 9. Hoffman, J. L.: Intracranial Neoplasms; Their Incidence and Mental Manifestations , Psychiatric Quart. 11:561, 1937. 10. Brock, S., and Wiesel, B.: Psychotic Symptoms Masking the Onset in Cases of Brain Tumor , M. Clin. North America 32:759 ( (May) ) 1948. 11. Foerster, O.: Ueber die Bedeutung und Reichweite des Lokalisationsprinzips im Nervensystem , Verhandl. d. deutsch. Gesellsch. f. inn. Med. 46:117, 1934. 12. Stern, K., and Dancey, T. E.: Glioma of the Diencephalon in a Manic Patient , Am. J. Psychiat. 98:716 ( (March) ) 1942.

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1950

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