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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 465-467

Hyperglycemia associated dissociative fugue (organic dissociative disorder) in an elderly


1 Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, JSS Medical College, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dushad Ram
Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore - 570 004, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.161356

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Inadequate glycemic control in patients with diabetes is known to be associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety disorder, and cognitive impairment. However, dissociative syndrome has not been reported so far. Here we are reporting a case of repeated dissociative fugue associated with hyperglycemia, in an elderly with type II diabetes. Possible neurobiological mechanism has been discussed.


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