Hoofbeats and zebras: neurodegenerative disorder presenting as a "first episode" of psychosis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Neurodegenerative disorders can include diverse neuropsychiatric symptoms. Here we present a case referred to a "first-episode" psychosis clinic with socio-occupational decline, auditory hallucinations and paranoid ideation who subsequently exhibited a rapid, severe cognitive and behavioral decline. The brain magnetic resonance imaging findings of the patient have shown a progressive cortical atrophy prominent in the frontal lobes due to a neurodegenerative disorder.

publication date

  • July 2011