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}
}
  • Cynthia L BaxterW. White
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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… 

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