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Ind Psychiatry J. 2011 Jul;20(2):136-8. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.102527.

Fahr's disease and psychiatric syndromes: A case series.

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Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India.


Fahr's disease is characterized by basal ganglia calcification with clinical manifestations in the form of neuropsychiatric disorders, neurological symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. In this case series, we describe two cases of basal ganglia calcification, one of whom presented with psychotic symptoms and the other with mood symptoms, and discuss the literature with regard to psychiatric manifestations of basal ganglia calcification.


Basal ganglia calcification; neurological manifestations; psychiatric manifestations

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