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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467-469

Obsessive compulsive disorder presenting as neurological emergency

Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Mansoor Ahmad Dar
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar - 190 003, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.168611

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Chronic epilepsy is leading to behavioral changes including obsessive-compulsive symptoms has been well-studied and shown to be about 22%, but the converse has not been reported. Here, we present a case discussion of a 45-year-old female, who presented with recurrent seizures with hyponatremia, which latter was ascribed to her undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This patient later did well on anti-obsessional treatment without any antiepileptic. This embarks the need for detailed psychiatric evaluation for patients in emergency care settings and gives a rare presentation of OCD.

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