Behavioural Neurology

Behavioural Neurology / 1998 / Article

Case report | Open Access

Volume 11 |Article ID 617160 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/617160

Alejandro Gonzalez, Michael P. Philpot, "Late-Onset Startle Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder", Behavioural Neurology, vol. 11, Article ID 617160, 4 pages, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1155/1998/617160

Late-Onset Startle Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Received01 Aug 1998
Accepted01 Aug 1998

Abstract

A case of late onset sporadic startle syndrome in a patient with a right posterior fossa brain tumour is reported. The exaggerated startle response did not respond to treatment with clonazepam. In addition to anxiety and depression, the patient developed obsessive- compulsive symptoms which responded to behavioural therapy. The possible mechanisms for this unique pattern of symptoms are discussed.

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