Seizures and the dandy-walker syndrome: A case of suspected pseudoseizures

Iulian lancu, Moshe Kotier, Neil Laujfer, Pinhas Dannon, Elie Lepkifker

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Abstract

Background:A major pitfall in the diagnosis of conversion disorder is the difficulty in ruling out organic causes.Methods:A 19-year-old female was referred with seizures and the Dandy-Walker syndrome. We continued the medical workup and also treated the patient with psychotherapy.Results:The patient’s symptoms gradually abated, however, the headaches remained. No neurologic illness evolved during the follow-up.Conclusions:The diagnosis of pseudoseizures is suggested according to clinical evaluation and follow-up. A multidisciplinary approach is recommended in such cases for efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Dandy-Walker syndrome
  • Diagnosis
  • Pseudoseizures
  • Seizures

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