J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 42:859-863 doi:10.1136/jnnp.42.9.859
  • Research Article

Multiple sclerosis presenting with acute remitting psychiatric symptoms.


Two patients are described in whom acute symptoms of apparently primary psychiatric disease could be diagnosed in retrospect as due to multiple sclerosis. In both patients the initial symptoms recovered completely. In a third patient, also presenting with mental symptoms, this diagnosis would not have been suspected on clinical grounds but is suggested by the results of modern diagnostic techniques.