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TheScientificWorldJOURNAL - Volume 6 2006, Pages 356-360

Case Study

Department of Psychiatry, Sant-Andrea Hospital, University of Rome -La Sapienza-, Italy

McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, USA

Received 2 November 2005; Revised 8 March 2006; Accepted 9 March 2006

Academic Editor: Neal R. Swerdlow

Copyright © 2006 Maurizio Pompili et al.

Abstract

We report the case of 36-year-old woman who had suffered from focal-unilateral right febrile grand mal since she was 9 months old as a result of neonatal asphyxia. Over the years, a modification of the clinical picture occurred and eventually the patient suffered from paranoid delusions that impaired her ability to work. After many years free from seizures, she experienced one day a generalized tonic-clonic seizure that required hospitalization and, soon thereafter, she committed suicide.





Author: Maurizio Pompili, Paolo Girardi, David Lester, and Roberto Tatarelli

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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