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 association rate between autosomal dominanataxias and major psychosis, strongly suggests the involvement of the cerebellum in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.1–3 Thanalysis 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 no previous 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.
Autoren: S Mechtcheriakov, M A Oehl, A Hausmann, W W Fleischhacker, S Boesch, M Schocke, E Donnemiller