Psychogenic pseudostroke

Réza Behrouz, Selim R. Benbadis

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Psychogenic pseudostroke (PS) is when symptoms are suggestive of a stroke, but in reality, of psychogenic origin. Most neurologists have encountered a case of such nature. However, specific information regarding its prevalence and management is scarce. This is a discussion of psychogenic PS vis-à-vis the complexities in its diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e243-e248
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Stroke
  • factitious
  • malingering
  • pseudostroke
  • psychogenic
  • somatization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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