Hemiballismus and secondary mania following a right thalamic infarction

Jaime Kulisevsky, Marcelo L. Berthier, Jesús Pujol

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An 81-year-old woman had the sudden onset of left-sided ballismus and an accompanying behavioral change characterized by elation, distractibility, inflated self-esteem, and insomnia, suggesting secondary mania. An MRI revealed a small ischemic infarction of the right thalamus. © 1993 American Academy of Neurology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1422-1424
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993


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