Angular gyrus syndrome mimicking depressive pseudodementia.

  title={Angular gyrus syndrome mimicking depressive pseudodementia.},
  author={Nages Nagaratnam and Tai Anh Phan and Claire Barnett and Neamat Ibrahim},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  volume={27 5},
A 67-year-old left-handed woman with a diagnosis of pseudodementia was being treated for depression with little benefit. Neuropsychological evaluations revealed features of angular gyrus syndrome, namely, agraphia, alexia, Gerstmann's syndrome and behavioural manifestations such as depression, poor memory, frustration and irritability. A computed tomographic scan showed a right occipito-temporal infarction, which had occurred 18 months earlier. The patient demonstrated aspects of language… CONTINUE READING