A case of pervasive refusal syndrome: a diagnostic conundrum.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299197
Title:
A case of pervasive refusal syndrome: a diagnostic conundrum.
Authors:
McNicholas, Fiona; Prior, Cara; Bates, Gordon
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
A case of pervasive refusal syndrome: a diagnostic conundrum. 2013, 18 (1):137-50 Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry
Journal:
Clinical child psychology and psychiatry
Issue Date:
Jan-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299197
DOI:
10.1177/1359104512440079
PubMed ID:
22815320
Abstract:
A case is presented of an 11-year-old girl with pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS) who ultimately recovered acutely and completely after an 18-month paediatric hospitalisation. There was an apparent absence of previously proposed important aetiological factors in PRS, such as family pathology and markedly traumatic or abusive experiences, and her recovery was sudden and complete. The authors consider the differential diagnoses of PRS paying particular attention to the possibility of a conversion disorder or catatonia, given the absence of PRS in the North American literature. Consideration of catatonia is important as it has a diagnostic test and responds rapidly to appropriate treatment, in contrast to conventional treatment for PRS and conversion disorder.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Catatonia; Child; Conversion Disorder; Depressive Disorder, Major; Diagnosis, Differential; Feeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood; Female; Helplessness, Learned; Humans; Mutism; Syndrome
ISSN:
1461-7021

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Fionaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrior, Caraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBates, Gordonen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T09:26:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T09:26:13Z-
dc.date.issued2013-01-
dc.identifier.citationA case of pervasive refusal syndrome: a diagnostic conundrum. 2013, 18 (1):137-50 Clin Child Psychol Psychiatryen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1461-7021-
dc.identifier.pmid22815320-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359104512440079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299197-
dc.description.abstractA case is presented of an 11-year-old girl with pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS) who ultimately recovered acutely and completely after an 18-month paediatric hospitalisation. There was an apparent absence of previously proposed important aetiological factors in PRS, such as family pathology and markedly traumatic or abusive experiences, and her recovery was sudden and complete. The authors consider the differential diagnoses of PRS paying particular attention to the possibility of a conversion disorder or catatonia, given the absence of PRS in the North American literature. Consideration of catatonia is important as it has a diagnostic test and responds rapidly to appropriate treatment, in contrast to conventional treatment for PRS and conversion disorder.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Clinical child psychology and psychiatryen_GB
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living-
dc.subject.meshCatatonia-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshConversion Disorder-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder, Major-
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differential-
dc.subject.meshFeeding and Eating Disorders of Childhood-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHelplessness, Learned-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMutism-
dc.subject.meshSyndrome-
dc.titleA case of pervasive refusal syndrome: a diagnostic conundrum.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalClinical child psychology and psychiatryen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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