Mixed mood disorder secondary to Binswanger syndrome: a rare case report
A case study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has highlighted the case of a 71-year old Male, who initially with presented with varied psychiatric symptoms which later turned out to be secondary to white matter lesions in the brain. The case emphasises the significance of organic etiologies in psychiatric manifestations .
Neurocognitive and mood disorders in the elderly population have interchangeable symptoms and share common etiologies. Mixed and depressive mood, behavioural problems such as disinhibition, aggression and cognitive decline are common presentations of both disorders.