Alterações comportamentais graves em paciente com doença de Fahr

Translated title of the contribution: Severe behavioral changes in a patient with Fahr's disease

Arthur Kümmer, Maila De Castro, Paulo Caramelli, Francisco Cardoso, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira

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We report on a case of a 40 year-old man with Fahr's disease, defined by idiopathic bilateral basal ganglia calcification, who developed depressive disorder, motor and phonic tics, stereotyped behaviors such as punding and personality changes with significant social and familiar implications. We discuss about the psychopathology of Fahr's disease and the relevance of the basal ganglia in the determination of human's behavior.

Translated title of the contributionSevere behavioral changes in a patient with Fahr's disease
Original languagePortuguese
JournalArquivos de neuro-psiquiatria
Issue number3 A
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal ganglia
  • Depression
  • Fahr's disease
  • Punding
  • Tics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Biological Psychiatry


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