Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The authors describe 6 cases of post-traumatic schizophrenia and make a critical review of the literature concerning this unusual post-traumatic personality disturbance. Various schizophrenic manifestations are observed: they principally consist of delusion, hallucination, paranoid and mystical ideas, autism, psychomotor instability, fugues. Post-traumatic schizophrenia occurs mostly in young men, under thirty years of age. The severity of traumatic brain-injury appears irrelevant in its genesis. Temporal lobes are more often involved (one-third of the cases). Pre-traumatic personality disturbances are the main factor, as demonstrated by the anamnesis and by the results of a Rorschach test.