Psychogenic Stroke: A Case Report

Authors

  • Ghadah Ayad AlEnizi Emergency department, King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamad Bakir College of Medicine, Alfaisal University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52609/jmlph.v2i3.51

Keywords:

Psychogenic stroke; pseudo stroke; stroke mimics

Abstract

Stroke mimics complicate stroke diagnosis in the emergency department. Here, we present a case, diagnosed as psychogenic stroke, in which the patient presented with right-sided facial deviation, slurred speech, and right-sided weakness, after receiving bad news. Her imaging findings were unremarkable, and her symptoms resolved entirely after two hours. We conclude with several remarks about the relationship between emotions and stroke and the challenges of diagnosing psychogenic stroke.

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Published

2022-07-10

How to Cite

AlEnizi, G., & Bakir, M. (2022). Psychogenic Stroke: A Case Report. The Journal of Medicine, Law & Public Health, 2(3), 128–131. https://doi.org/10.52609/jmlph.v2i3.51

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Case Report