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J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Apr;23(4):e243-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.11.010. Epub 2014 Jan 16.

Psychogenic pseudostroke.

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Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases and Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address:
Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida; Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida.


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.


Stroke; factitious; malingering; pseudostroke; psychogenic; somatization

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