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Abdominal epilepsy in patient of schizophrenia - a diagnostic dilemma
1Mental Health Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Taif - Saudi Arabia
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2021; 2(34): 216-218 DOI: 10.14744/DAJPNS.2021.00140
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Abstract

Abdominal epilepsy is a rare and uncommon cause of recurrent abdominal pain. It is commonly occurring in children, but rarely in adolescents and elderly. Paroxysmal episodes of abdominal pain with neurological symptoms like dizziness, lethargy, and abnormal electroencephalogram and remarkable response to anticonvulsants confirms the diagnosis. Here we present a case of schizophrenia, who has reported with recurrent abdominal pain for 6 months, and she responded with valproic acid and remained symptoms free.