Background: Brain tumors often go unnoticed in psychiatry population. Often the tumors
remain silent before they present as behavioral changes or neurological signs. Brain tumors often present
with psychiatric symptoms such as mood changes (depression or mania), psychotic symptoms,
panic attacks, and changes in personality, or memory difficulties. The mengiomas of brain are often
silent because of their slow growth.
Methods: We present a case of an elderly female who presented with psychotic symptoms and gait
disturbances. On evaluation she was diagnosed as a case of frontal meningioma. A case study was
prepared and analyzed and a brief review of literature was done using keywords neuropsychiatric aspects
of brain tumours, meningioma and psychosis.
Results and Conclusions: There is a need to assess in detail elderly patients who present with psychiatric
symptoms in an old age and neuroimaging must be done when patient presents with psychiatric
symptoms and specific CNS signs.