Dr. Armand Hausmann – Ihr Psychiater in Innsbruck
Schizophrenia and episodic ataxia type 2
Publikationen (Erstautor oder Mitautor) von Univ.-Prof. Dr. Armand Hausmann
The frequent co-occurrence of degenerative cerebellar pathology and schizophrenia, as well as the recently reported increased associ ation rate between autosomal doataxias and major psychosis, strongly suggests the involvement of the cerebellum in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.1–3 The analysis of associations between psychosis and neurodegenerative diseases may improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and facilitate the search for susceptibility genes for this disorder.4 To our best knowledge, there have been noprevious reports about an association between schizophrenia and the periodic autosomal dominant ataxias, such as episodic ataxia type 1 and type 2 (EA1 and EA2). We present a case of a young man who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia (ICD-10: F20.0) and episodic ataxia type 2.
Autoren: S Mechtcheriakov, M A Oehl, A Hausmann, W W Fleischhacker University Clinic of Psychiatry, University Clinic Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020, Innsbruck, Austria S Boesch University Clinic of Neurology, Innsbruck M Schocke University Clinic of Radiology I, Innsbruck E Donnemiller