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Psychosis After Right Temporal Lobe Tumor Resection and Recurrence
Bassem H. Krayem, M.D.; Norma R. Dunn, M.D.; Ronnie G. Swift, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E47. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13030051
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Dept. of Psychiatry
New York Medical College
Metropolitan Hospital Center

Correspondence: Dr. Krayem; e-mail: bassem.krayem@nychhc.org

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: There are many psychiatric illnesses associated with structural brain abnormalities.14 Psychiatric symptoms and intractable seizures can present as a result of a temporal lobe tumor.1,2,4

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