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Psychosis secondary to traumatic brain injury with manifestation of prominent grandiosity delusion ‎: a case study with a 4-month follow-up
Sajad Rezaei 1, Seyed Heshmatollah Moosavi Dr2, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh Dr3, Iraj Salehi Dr4
1- University of Isfahan , rezaei_psy@hotmail.com
2- Guilan University of Medical Sciences
3- Associate Professor Guilan University of Medical Sciences
4- Assistant Professor University of Guilan
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been known as one of rare etiological factors of psychotic disorder. In this case study we investigated the trend of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a patient with psychosis secondary to TBI who developed prominent grandiosity delusion. Case report: The patient was a young 35-year-old man who was hospitalized due to a motorcycle accident and developed decreased level of consciousness, restlessness and nausea. CT findings indicated contusion of the left temporal lobe. Moreover, ‎loss of consciousness (LOC), ‎cognitive impairment, post-traumatic amnesia (PTA), disorientation, ‎lack of attention and concentration, memory disturbances, aggression and ‎ grandiosity delusions were observed during psychological evaluations. 27 days after TBI, he was diagnosed as a case of psychosis secondary to TBI ‎based on DSM-IV-TR in psychiatric examinations. Then, the patient gradually recovered after medical treatment and the symptoms of injury disappeared during a follow-up period of 4 months. Conclusion: Presentation and treatment of this patient cannot clarify the vague relationship ‎between TBI and psychosis secondary to TBI however, the ‎results of this study emphasize the importance of psychological evaluations, ‎investigation of serious symptoms of mental disorders, monitoring and protection of ‎these patients for proper treatment.‎ Identifying the risk factors of secondary psychosis complicating TBI can be helpful to rule out differential diagnoses, detect those with higher risk of psychosis and facilitate timely implementation of management strategies for this disorder before the onset of its advanced symptoms. Keywords: Traumatic brain injury, Psychotic disorder, Grandiosity delusion. Received: Apr 16, 2011 Accepted: Dec 2, 2011
Keywords: Traumatic brain injury, Psychotic disorder, Grandiosity delusion.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/04/13
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Volume 17, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
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