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“The Twisted Mind” - Psychogenic Dystonia in An Adolescent, Responding to Antidepressant Therapy
  1. Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee1,
  2. Soumitra Das2,
  3. Sukanya Gupta3 and
  4. Sanhita Bhattacharya4
  1. 1Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  2. 2NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
  3. 3West Bengal Health Service, India
  4. 4Derbyshire NHS, United Kingdom
  1. correspondence: Seshadri Sekhar Chatterjee; Mailing address: Medical College, Kolkata; 88 College Street, Kolkata, India; Postcode: 700073; E-Mail: drsschatterjee{at}


Psychogenic dystonia is one of the most common problems encountered in movement disorder patients and accounted mostly for misdiagnosis, management confusion and treatment resistance. Psychiatric morbidities often are the culprit, hence proper psychiatric history taking is of utmost importance. Here we report one case where dystonia was the main presenting complaint of an underlying depressive episode and discuss how managing the cause alleviated the symptoms.

  • Psychogenic dystonia
  • Depression
  • Psychosomatic
  • Movement disorder

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