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A case of schizophrenia-like psychosis due to Fahr's disease


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Puducherry, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Balaji Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Pallavi Abhilasha,
Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amh.amh_33_22

Fahr's disease is a rare degenerative neurological disorder, characterized by bilateral symmetrical cerebral calcification and presents with different manifestations. We present the case of a 42-year-old male who presented with psychotic feature, mannerisms, and bilateral symmetrical calcification of basal ganglia. Hence, our case suggests that psychiatrists should evaluate the cases of psychosis thoroughly when the age of presentation is atypical and they should rule out organicity. Neuroimaging may help arrive at the correct diagnosis in patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms.


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