A Novel Study of Comorbidity between Schizoaffective Disorder and Geschwind Syndrome.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296802
Title:
A Novel Study of Comorbidity between Schizoaffective Disorder and Geschwind Syndrome.
Authors:
O'Connell, Kara; Keaveney, Joanne; Paul, Raymond
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, County Meath, Ireland ; Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
A Novel Study of Comorbidity between Schizoaffective Disorder and Geschwind Syndrome. 2013, 2013:486064 Case Rep Psychiatry
Journal:
Case reports in psychiatry
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/296802
DOI:
10.1155/2013/486064
PubMed ID:
23762721
Abstract:
Geschwind syndrome has been described in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and is characterized by sexual behavioural disorders, hyperreligiosity, hypergraphia, and viscosity. Presented here is a case of a 53-year-old man with clinical findings consistent with Geschwind syndrome in the setting of a known diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, with no identifiable comorbid illness of temporal lobe epilepsy or frontotemporal dementia. Brain MRI showed bilateral temporal lobe atrophy greater than would be expected for age and more prominent on the left side than the right. It is likely that these structural abnormalities may be related to this patient's clinical presentation of Geschwind syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first reporting of a case of Geschwind syndrome in the setting of schizoaffective disorder. These symptoms of Geschwind syndrome were present irrespective of mental state status. The report highlights the importance in correct identification of underlying cause and differentiation between Geschwind syndrome and schizoaffective disorder in order to avoid mistreatment and consequent iatrogenic adverse events.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2090-682X

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dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Karaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeaveney, Joanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Raymonden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-22T12:58:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-22T12:58:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationA Novel Study of Comorbidity between Schizoaffective Disorder and Geschwind Syndrome. 2013, 2013:486064 Case Rep Psychiatryen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2090-682X-
dc.identifier.pmid23762721-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2013/486064-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/296802-
dc.description.abstractGeschwind syndrome has been described in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy and is characterized by sexual behavioural disorders, hyperreligiosity, hypergraphia, and viscosity. Presented here is a case of a 53-year-old man with clinical findings consistent with Geschwind syndrome in the setting of a known diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, with no identifiable comorbid illness of temporal lobe epilepsy or frontotemporal dementia. Brain MRI showed bilateral temporal lobe atrophy greater than would be expected for age and more prominent on the left side than the right. It is likely that these structural abnormalities may be related to this patient's clinical presentation of Geschwind syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first reporting of a case of Geschwind syndrome in the setting of schizoaffective disorder. These symptoms of Geschwind syndrome were present irrespective of mental state status. The report highlights the importance in correct identification of underlying cause and differentiation between Geschwind syndrome and schizoaffective disorder in order to avoid mistreatment and consequent iatrogenic adverse events.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Case reports in psychiatryen_GB
dc.titleA Novel Study of Comorbidity between Schizoaffective Disorder and Geschwind Syndrome.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, County Meath, Ireland ; Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCase reports in psychiatryen_GB

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