Neurofibromatosis, type 1, (NF1) is a common neurocutaneous disorder of childhood. Little is known about the psychiatric aspects of the condition. We present the case of a 10-year-old male with NF1 and complex spells. For two years he had been experiencing self-limited paroxysms of auditory and visual hallucination, assaultiveness, excited undressing, and amnesia. The spells have been refractory to multiple treatments, including antipsychotic medication. The question remains whether this episodic amnestic disorder is comorbid with NF1 or is caused by it.
Singleton, Gregory M. M.D. (PGY2); Lagges, Ann M. Ph.D.; and Meighen, Karen G. M.D.
"Dissociative-like Spells in a Child With Neurofibromatosis (type 1),"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry: Vol. 21
, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol21/iss1/4