Comorbidity of Primary Torsion Dystonia with Psychiatric DisordersHranov G* and Semerdjieva N
UMHATNP “St.Naum”-Sofia, Bulgaria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hranov G
Received: June 15, 2015; Accepted Date: September 28, 2015; Published Date: October 05, 2015
Citation: Hranov G, Semerdjieva N (2015) Comorbidity of Primary Torsion Dystonia with Psychiatric Disorders. J Psychiatry 18:333. doi:10.4172/2378-5756.1000333
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The authors investigate and describe comorbidity of PTD with psychiatric diseases reviewing the medical records of all hospitalized patients, diagnosed with PTD for a period of four years. 75 patients with confirmed diagnose of PTD gave their informed consent and were clinically investigated including an examination by a specialist psychiatrist. The majority of the patients with the psychiatric comorbidity experience depressive symptoms, but more importantly a high percent of the patients (4%) suffer from schizophrenia. Therefore one can assume that there is an abnormality in the common cerebellar pathways in the brain in PTD and schizophrenia.