Author(s): Amorim E, McDade EM
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Abstract Psychiatric symptoms and catatonia are key components of the clinical presentation of paraneoplastic encephalitis; additionally symptoms can be long-lasting and often difficult to treat. We report a 73-year-old patient with rapidly progressive catatonia not responsive to immunotherapy, tumor resection, electroconvulsive therapy, or benzodiazepines who had significant improvement after zolpidem administration. This report suggests that zolpidem is an option in the treatment of patients with refractory catatonia and paraneoplastic encephalitis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in J Clin Neurosci
and referenced in Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics