Brain Tumor-Associated Psychosis and Spirituality-A Case Report.

Dutschke, Lars Levi; Steinau, Sarah; Wiest, Roland; Walther, Sebastian (2017). Brain Tumor-Associated Psychosis and Spirituality-A Case Report. Frontiers in psychiatry, 8(237), p. 237. Frontiers 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00237

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This case report describes a patient with a dysembryogenic neuroepithelial tumor localized in the posterior thalamus and internal capsule, which presented with psychosis including religiously determined severe self-mutilation, auditory hallucinations, and rituals. The patient's history includes periodic religiousness over decades of her life suggesting that spirituality in this case might be a symptom of tumor progression. Our case reports on the topology-related effect of lesions on different brain networks involved in the phenomenology of the patient's psychotic symptoms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

UniBE Contributor:

Dutschke, Lars Levi; Steinau, Sarah; Wiest, Roland and Walther, Sebastian

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1664-0640

Publisher:

Frontiers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Zbinden

Date Deposited:

19 Dec 2017 08:34

Last Modified:

24 Dec 2017 02:18

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00237

PubMed ID:

29184514

Uncontrolled Keywords:

auditory hallucinations brain tumor dysembryogenic neuroepithelial tumor psychopathology psychosis spirituality

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107568

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107568

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