How is schizophrenia differentiated from brain tumors?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In rare cases, brain tumors may be confused with a psychotic illness. Because brain tumors are potentially lethal but treatable, it is important to consider brain imaging studies for every person with a new onset of a psychotic illness or, perhaps, a marked change in symptoms.


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