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Abstract
Volume 11. Number 1. Pages 102-4 (2014) - Case Report  
   
Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis and Dandy-Walker Variant Comorbidity: Case Report
 
Selma Bozkurt Zincir;Yiğit Kıvılcım;Filiz Izci; and Umit Basar Semiz
Erenkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders, Istanbul, Turkey

Dandy-Walker variant is a developmental malformation consisting of cerebellar hypoplasia and cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle. Previous research has proposed a possible role for the cerebellum in cognition and in schizophrenia. In this paper we report a schizophrenia-like psychotic disorder in a 30 year-old woman with Dandy-Walker variant. The patient was treated with risperidone 6 mg/day, biperiden 4 mg/day and risperidone depot 50 mg injections fortnightly, and most of the symptoms were ameliorated within 2 months. The similar cognitive profile to populations with cerebellar pathology and rarity of the condition strongly suggests that there may be direct relationship between cerebellar pathology and appearence of psychotic symptoms.


Key Words
Schizophrenia;Dandy-Walker;Cerebellum;Comorbidity.
 
   
 


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