n South African Journal of Psychiatry - The neuropsychiatry of brain tumours : overview

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... Every psychiatrist who has worked in the clinical field for some time will be able to relate a story of a patient who presented with psychiatric symptoms but eventually turned out to have a brain tumour. We all fear that someday we will misdiagnose a brain tumour and therefore fail to save a patient's life. The purpose of this article is to give a brief outline of the important clinical issues related to brain tumours and psychiatry. The mere fact that we have these stories to tell suggests that tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) are not as ..

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