Early onset schizophrenia with an underlying epileptiform disorder-a case report

Authors

  • Mariyam Salim Sreya Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Jithin George Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Anilkumar T.V Professor and HOD, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Arun B Nair Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.35.1.2022.308

Keywords:

schizophrenia, early onset, epileptiform disorder

Abstract

We report the case of a 15 year old girl presenting with negative symptoms of schizophrenia, with an underlying epileptiform disorder that was masked. Though many cases of epilepsy who subsequently develop a psychotic disorder have been well documented, only a few cases of primary psychotic disorder with epilepsy have been described. This case report highlights the overlap between both these disorders and the need for a clinician to be cognizant of both.

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Published

2022-04-13

How to Cite

Sreya, M. S., Jithin George, Anilkumar T.V, & Arun B Nair. (2022). Early onset schizophrenia with an underlying epileptiform disorder-a case report. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 35(1), 70–73. https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.35.1.2022.308

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