Stroke-Related Aphasias Mistaken for Psychotic Speech: Two Case Reports

Angelo Sambunaris, Thomas M. Hyde

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A large portion of the human central nervous system is dedicated to and specialized for language function. Aphasias, disorders of language, can be seen in many psychiatric and neurologic conditions. On occasion, it is difficult to differentiate between language abnormalities secondary to a patient's psychiatric illness and those secondary to a superimposed neurologic condition. In particular, in the evaluation of a patient with a history of a psychotic illness, it is easy to misinterpret the presentation of “abnormal” speech as an exacerbation of the patient's pre-existing psychiatric illness. To show this psychoneurologic comorbidity, two case reports are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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