Benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy with depressive state: A case report

Masaki Nishida, Masaaki Kato, Sunao Uchida, Teiichi Onuma

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Benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy (BAFME) is a rare epileptic disease that has predominantly been reported in the Japanese population. To date, there have been no reports of psychotic symptoms in BAFME patients. We recently encountered one patient with BAFME accompanied by an apparently related major depressive episode. The depressive state did not improve after trials of several antidepressive agents, including clomipramine, fluvoxamine and alprazolam. However, clonazapam was very effective and immediately improved both the affective disorder and epileptic symptoms. Electroencephalographic (EEG) findings also improved, reflected by normalization of background activity and spikey waves. This clinical course could indicate that the depressive state derived from epileptic pathophysiology.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)37-40
ページ数4
ジャーナルNeurology Psychiatry and Brain Research
9
発行部数1
出版物ステータスPublished - 2001 12 1
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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