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Journal of Neurological Disorders
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The Coexistence of Arachnoid Cyst with First Episode Psychosis: Four Cases

Maner F*, Babalioglu M, Cetinkaya O, Ipekçioglu D, Ergen N, Yesil R, Üstün I, Bas O, Ulukaya S,
Yerebakan M and Alici S
Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
Corresponding Author : Maner F
Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry
Neurology and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 905322414102
E-mail: [email protected]
Received September 15, 2014; Accepted October 28, 2014; Published October 30, 2014
Citation: Maner F, Babalioglu M, Cetinkaya O, Ipekcioglu D, Ergen N, et al. (2014) The Coexistence of Arachnoid Cyst with First Episode Psychosis: Four Cases. J Neurol Disord 2:186. doi: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000186
Copyright: © 2014 Maner F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
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Abstract

We present four patients with first episode psychosis who were also negative to other clinical evaluations including thyroid functioning. Their psychotic symptoms were suspected to be induced by the arachnoid cyst and it was controlled by moderate dose antipsychotic administration. The diagnoses of these cases were atypical affective disorder, schizophrenia (paranoid type), delusional disorder (jealous type), atypical psychosis. All of the cases manifested a variety of delusions of persecution, mystic, megalomaniac, jealousy. Neurosurgical examinations only revealed that patients needed to follow-up.

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