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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Psychiatric morbidity in a case of encephalomalacia


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Author Details : Jnanamay Das, Shailly Yadav

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 56-57


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Abstract

We report a case of an adult female who had changes suggestive of encephalomalacia in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain but presented with psychiatric symptomatology instead of neurological manifestations. Encephalomalacia is softening of brain tissue which may lead to brain changes and present with varied clinical manifestations. Most of the cases reported previously were on infants & children and almost all of them were related to neurological disorders. But cases with psychiatric symptomatology were rarely reported, that too in adults. The authors discussed the psychiatric symptom profile, their management and emphasized the importance of imaging of the brain and its association with psychiatric manifestations.

Keywords: Encephalomalacia, Psychiatric morbidity, Brain imaging.

Doi : 10.18231/2455-1732.2018.0013

How to cite : Das J, Yadav S, Psychiatric morbidity in a case of encephalomalacia. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2018;4(1):56-57

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