Clinical Neuroscience

[Comments on childhood ammentiform psychosis mechanisms of child psychosis]

ZSADÁNYI Ottó1, KLEININGER Ottó1, GŐDÉNY Sára1

MARCH 01, 1969

Clinical Neuroscience - 1969;22(03)

[An 11-year-old child with an aetiologically unclear clinical presentation classified as amentiform psychosis is analysed. Results of EEG, PEG, Psychological-testing series are compared with clinical findings over a follow-up of nearly 2 years. In their opinion, neither bacteriological-virological nor psychogenic stress effects can be demonstrated due to currently available technical conditions, so that perhaps pubertal hormone disruption resulted in an anatomical functional transient harmony disturbance that was expressed in clinical psychosis, anatomical-electrical in relation to bihemispheric asynchrony. It is hypothesized that interhemispherially transmitted informatio asynchrony, which also seems to be associated with hormonal disturbances during puberty, may result in a disturbance of realistic perception of the external world and may cause transient psychiatric disturbances. This seems to be confirmed by the return to equilibrium of anatomical, electrical (PEG, EEG.) activity and recovery without residual symptoms.]

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