"Head Heaviness" - A Purview of Possible Diagnoses

Ng CG, Kanagasundram S


A 61 year old Indian man presented with clinical depression after a long-standing of “head heaviness”. Looking through the literatures, there is scant information on the subjective complaint of “a heavy head” despite it being a very common encounter at many primary care clinics. We feel that this is an unusual presentation of the symptom as it was very dramatic, to the extent that the patient was overly preoccupied with his head heaviness and subsequently became depressed. Here we undertake to present the case of a man who became clinically depressed due to his “heavy head”.

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Headache; Depression; Encephalomalacia; Heaviness

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