Psychogenic Coma: Case Report

@article{Baxter2003PsychogenicCC,
  title={Psychogenic Coma: Case Report},
  author={Cynthia L Baxter and William D White},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={317 - 322}
}
Coma is present when the patient appears asleep, is unrousable, and unresponsive. Where no underlying medical condition is found, the role of the psychiatrist may become prominent. We present a clinical case and review the literature on psychogenic coma. According to DSM-IV-TR, psychogenic coma is a dissociative disorder not otherwise specified. Management is largely supportive. Principles include speaking in a reassuring manner and avoiding repeated painful stimuli. Education of family and… Expand
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