My son has an arachnoid cyst in the left temporal fossa. I have read account after account
that it can cause psychosis in some people. He has seen 2 neurologists who say that it’s
not causing his psychosis, and that many people who have these cysts live normal lives
without any symptoms. Are they obtuse? Are they afraid? Are they lazy?
I called Cleveland Clinic to make an appointment for him with a Neurologist/Psychiatrist, but
they need an MRI of his brain that is no more than 30 days old. Son is in psychiatric hospital now,
and the psychiatrist is on board with him getting the MRI and it will probably be done this week.
Then we can go to CC.
I don’t know how they can say that something the size of an egg that is filling up the space
where his brain should be, in an area that controls behavior and inhibition, and that causes
hallucinations in OTHER people who have them is not causing this in him!
I had given in to the “fact” that he has a mental illness. Now that he is in the hospital and
not responding to medication and is as delusional as ever after more than a week, I’m just
not buying it anymore.
Does anyone here have a family member with a cyst in the brain who is experiencing