Visuele hallucinaties, misidentificaties en tijdsreduplicatie: verstoorde realiteitsbeleving door hersenmetastase

Translated title of the contribution: Visual hallucinations, misidentification and reduplication of time: a sense of distorted reality due to a cerebral metastasis

Davy Quadackers*, Bennard Doornbos, Danielle Cath

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    Abstract

    We describe a 66-year-old female patient with no prior psychiatric history who presented with an unusual psychotic state, largely in accordance with Fregoli syndrome (misidentification of people). Further, the patient suffered from reduplication of time, scenic hallucinations and psychotic perceptions. Symptoms were the result of a brain metastasis originating from a lung carcinoma. We describe the performed (additional) diagnostics and discuss how to differentiate between organic and functional psychosis, as well as the given psychiatric treatment. Finally, potential pathophysiological explanations are discussed that might explain the (reduction of) symptoms in the patient.
    Translated title of the contributionVisual hallucinations, misidentification and reduplication of time: a sense of distorted reality due to a cerebral metastasis
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)1073-1079
    Number of pages7
    JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
    Volume62
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2020

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