Pseudodementia (false dementia)
- a condition in which there is a gross, deliberate violation of orientation in a place, time, environment, and self. Patients give absurd answers to the simplest questions, and unexpected questions can give the right answer to more complex questions. So, when asked how many fingers are on his hands, the patient can answer - 7, 15; can also say that he has 3 eyes, 4 legs. Black calls white, winter - in the summer, instead of a hand he gives his foot. He puts his shoes on his hands, sticks his legs into the sleeves of his coat. Eats eggs along with the shell. The patient is confused, goggles. There may be a meaningless smile on the face or, conversely, grief and fear. Pseudodementia lasts from 1-2 weeks to 2 months, usually until the resolution of the forensic psychiatric situation. Memories - sketchy "everything was like in a dream."