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Psychotic Disorder Due to Lafora Disease: A Case Report

Lafora disease is a type of progressive myoclonic epilepsy with poor prognosis, characterized by myoclonus, seizures, cerebellar ataxia and mental disorder. Lafora disease frequently develops at 10-18 years of age and tranmission is autosomal recessive. The first symptoms are usually myoclonic, tonic-clonic, atonic or absence seizures. Epilepsy in children and adolescents with depression, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be seen relatively frequently. More rarely, these people can be seen in psychotic disorders. In this paper, we aimed to draw attention to diagnosis of fatal, resistance to treatment with serious suicide attempt and diagnosis of Lafora developing psychotic symptoms in children.


afak Taktak, Mustafa Karaku

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