Depression and dementia of cerebrovascular origin

Authors

  • Paulo Germano Marmorato University of São Paulo; Faculty of Medicine; Hospital das Clínicas; Psychiatric Institute
  • Ricardo Alberto Moreno University of São Paulo; Faculty of Medicine; Hospital das Clínicas; Psychiatric Institute
  • Silvia Belk Keila University of São Paulo; Faculty of Medicine; Hospital das Clínicas; Psychiatric Institute
  • Doris Hupfeld Moreno University of São Paulo; Faculty of Medicine; Hospital das Clínicas; Psychiatric Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0041-87812002000100005

Keywords:

Depression, Vascular dementia, Epilepsy, Personality change, Stroke

Abstract

We report the case of a patient who presented various psychiatric syndromes at the time of evaluation - partial complex epileptic seizures, personality change, and severe depression, which eventually progressed to dementia - resulting from multiple cerebral infarctions of probable neuro-angiopathic origin, of unknown etiology. Aspects related to depression following cerebrovascular accidents, as well as how cerebrovascular accidents can result in different disorders depending on the variables, are discussed based on the data from current literature.

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Published

2002-02-01

How to Cite

Marmorato, P. G., Moreno, R. A., Keila, S. B., & Moreno, D. H. (2002). Depression and dementia of cerebrovascular origin . Revista Do Hospital Das Clínicas, 57(1), 25-30. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0041-87812002000100005

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Case Reports