Cognitive impairment is one of the clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Depending on the disease phase and type, approximately 40‐65% of MS patients may develop various degrees of cognitive difficulties.
Previous studies have found neuropsychiatric symptoms affect up to 95% of MS patients, with depression being the most common.
Psychosis has been reported as two to three times more common in MS patients than in the general population. However, psychosis is a rare symptom at MS onset.
In this case report, a 23-year-old Caucasian man was admitted to the hospital after suddenly developing symptoms of psychosis, including agitation, confusion, aggressive self‐harming behavior, paranoia, suicidal thoughts, and reduced cognitive function.
He also had weakness in his right leg and lacked muscle coordination when walking. He was not able to recognize either his mother or girlfriend.
The patient had no history of drug or alcohol abuse, and no family history of mood or psychotic disorders.
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