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CASE SERIES
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-75

Neuropsychiatric manifestations of gangliocapsular lesions: A case series


Department of Psychiatry, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemendra Singh
Department of Psychiatry, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru - 560 054, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AMH.AMH_6_19

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Lesions of the gangliocapsular nuclei are associated with multiple neuropsychiatric functions, and their disease presents with a variety of presentations. Purely psychiatric presentations are known, and among them, mood disorders and psychosis may be likely. Here, we describe a case series with three independent patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms attributable to basal ganglia lesions, but with three different presentations – mania, depression, and nonaffective psychosis. It is important to rule out basal ganglia lesions in all cases of psychiatric presentations where an organic etiology is suspected.


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