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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

Paranoid psychosis presentation in normal pressure hydrocephalus


Department of Psychiatry, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Harshitha Veeramachaneni
Department of Psychiatry, Narayana Medical College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_26_22

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is caused by aqueductal stenosis, where excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the ventricles of the brain. It is characterized by the triad of gait disturbance, cognitive impairment, and urinary incontinence. Late-onset psychosis should be evaluated thoroughly to rule out any organic cause. We present the case of a male patient presenting with delusions, hallucinations, gait disturbances, and urinary incontinence in his late 60s.


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