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November 1925

PSYCHOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH TRAUMA OF THE HEADREPORT OF A CASE OF TRAUMA SUSTAINED IN INFANCY AND DETERMINING A LATER DEVELOPING DURAL TUMOR

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(5):658-665. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200170081005
Abstract

Clinical instances of traumatic psychosis authenticated by necropsy findings are rare enough to justify a report. Even with the inclusion of doubtful cases not confirmed postmortem, it is likely that the incidence of well established psychotic syndromes remains less than 1 per cent. This stands in contrast to the fact that trauma of the head has come to be recognized as a factor of some importance in the production of juvenile delinquency. Healy1 places the determining influence of head trauma in this group at about 3.5 per cent., and states that "a larger number of head injuries are to be found among the delinquents than among nondelinquents." Strecker and Ebaugh2 found that thirty cases of striking behavior disorders in a group of about 600 delinquent children (5 per cent.) were due to cerebral trauma. However, the evolution into a frank psychosis in adult life is seemingly an unusual

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