par Vanhalle, F.;Appelboom, Jocelyne
Référence Neuropsychiatrie de l'enfance et de l'adolescence, 49, 2, page (141-146)
Publication Publié, 2001
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : A blind child of afghan origin comes in the paediatric emergency centre, he is nervous and agitated. The child is hospitalised and an anxiolytic treatment is started. The medical diagnosis concludes that it is a juvenile form of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (Batten Disease). The child develops a depression treated with an antidepressant. After five weeks an acute mania appears. The antidepressant is stopped, a neuroleptic treatment is introduced and later combined with a mood stabiliser. The thymic state becomes mixed. It is stabilised after four weeks of treatment. As well as the theoretical description of the illness and the development of the psychiatric symptoms, the paper emphasises the different psychiatric diagnoses raised by the evolution of this case. © 2001 Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS.