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.
Keywords: Stroke; factitious; malingering; pseudostroke; psychogenic; somatization.
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