After a stroke the patient may develop a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including hallucinations and/or psychosis.


Synonym: poststroke hallucination delusion syndrome


Clinical features:

(1) The patient has the onset of hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and/or frank psychosis during or after an acute stroke.

(2) The stroke usually involves the right hemisphere.

(3) The psychosis cannot be explained by other cause (pre-existing psychosis, adverse drug effect, drug or alcohol abuse).


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