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Volume 14, suplement 1

Case report

Dissociative faintingfits with convulsions in a person with aortic insufficiency

KATARZYNA SKULIMOWSKA1, JOANNA RĘKAWEK2, AGATA MAJEWSKA-STEFANIAK3
1. II Kliniki Psychiatrycznej AM w Łodzi
2. Kliniki Kardiologii Instytutu „Pomnik - Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka
3. I Klinika Psychiatryczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 122-106
Keywords: dysautonomia, autonomic dysregulation, dissociative disorder

Abstract

Objective. A case of dissociative disorder in a patient with aortic insufficiency is presented.

Case. A female patient diagnosed in childhood with aortic insufficiency was treated at the Department for Neurotic Disorders for her dissociative disorder in the form offaintingfits with convulsions.

Commentary. Mutual relationships among psychological, cardiac and neurologicalfactors, as well as their influence on the mechanisms underlying the occurrence of symptoms, were considered in terms of the holistic approach.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Katarzyna Skulimowska, Klinika Nerwic Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa, e-mail: irenaskulimowska@interia.pl