Adolescent obsessive compulsive disorder heralding chorea-acanthocytosis.

@article{Walterfang2008AdolescentOC,
  title={Adolescent obsessive compulsive disorder heralding chorea-acanthocytosis.},
  author={Mark Walterfang and M. Kerim Yucel and Ruth H. Walker and Andrew Stephen Evans and Benedikt Bader and Ashley Ng and Adrian Danek and R Mocellin and Dennis Velakoulis},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={422-5}
}
We describe one male and one female patient who each developed childhood/adolescent obsessive-compulsive disorder as a prelude to the development of a typical picture of chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc). In each patient, the caudate nucleus showed dramatic atrophy. The role of the caudate in compulsive phenomena, and the predilection for neurological disorders with onset in adolescence to present as major mental illness, is discussed. On the basis of the current evidence and previous findings, we… CONTINUE READING
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