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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188-190

Dandy–Walker variant with schizophrenia: Comorbidity or cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome?


Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Pallavi Sinha
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences, New Delhi - 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.203108

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Dandy–Walker complex (DWC) is a series of neurodevelopmental anomalies involving the posterior cranial fossa. The cerebellum has long been considered to be involved in motor coordination and balance. However, it has now been noted to play an important role in higher order cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functions. The concept of cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome, describing a coherent spectrum of cognitive and behavioral disturbances in adults following cerebellar damage has long been proposed. There have been reported cases of co-occurring psychiatric symptoms and DWC in literature, but the conclusive evidence for an association between the same remains lacking. Herein, we report a case of schizophrenia presenting along with Dandy–Walker Variant.


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