A Case of anxiety disorder acquired subsequent to hot water epilepsy
Rukiye Ay
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Article No: 11   Article Type :  Case Report
Hot water epilepsy is a rarely seen type of reflex epilepsy. It is induced by the contact of very hot water to head while having a shower. Complex partial or generalized tonic-clonic seizures can be seen. Anxiety disorder is one of the most frequent psychiatric comorbidities that accompany epilepsy. It may negatively impact the quality of life and treatment compliance of epilepsy patients. In this article, a case that developed anxiety disorder subsequent to generalized tonic-clonic seizure, induced by hot water contact, was discussed. Increasing the awareness of the association of epilepsy and anxiety disorder is aimed.
Keywords : Anxiety, hot water epilepsy, reflex epilepsy
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2017;30:160-162
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