• Deficits in cognition and behavior have frequently been described in severely depressed patients. Recent reports have drawn attention to focal left-sided neurologic findings occurring in depression. We describe a depressed patient with marked cognitive and behavioral impairment and focal left-sided signs. The depression, mental status deficits, and physical findings all resolved after electroconvulsive therapy.
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