Risk factors for developing atypical (schizophreniform) psychosis following stroke

P. V. Rabins, S. E. Starkstein, R. G. Robinson

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Five patients who developed an atypical schizophreniform psychosis following right hemisphere stroke are described and compared to five patients matched for lesion size and location who did not develop any psychopathology after stroke. The patients who developed the schizophreniform illness had a larger frontal horn ratio and larger third ventricle ratio on CT head scans than did the comparison group. This finding suggests that preexisting subcortical atrophy and a right hemisphere lesion location are risk factors for developing schizophreniform disorder following stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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