Title: Recurrent Prolonged Epileptic Fugue State Misdiagnosed as Psychosis? Tale of a Middle-Aged Female Nigerian African
Author(s) - Paul Olowoyo1, Oluwafunmilayo Oguntoye2, John Akinbote3, Rufus Akinyemi4, Mayowa Owolabi4
DOI: - 10.23958/ijirms/vol02-i09/04
A fugue is a state of reversible amnesia for personal identity in which case an individual wanders away from home or place of work for periods of hours, days or even weeks. It could be psychogenic (dissociative) or organic. We report a case of epileptic fugue state in a middle-aged woman treated with carbamazepine after several years of misdiagnosis as a psychotic disorder.
Keywords: Epileptic, Fugue state, Psychosis.
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"Paul Olowoyo, Oluwafunmilayo Oguntoye, John Akinbote, Rufus Akinyemi, Mayowa Owolabi" ‘‘Recurrent Prolonged Epileptic Fugue State Misdiagnosed as Psychosis? Tale of a Middle-Aged Female Nigerian African" International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science(IJIRMS), http://ijirms.in/index.php, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2017, p. No. 1266-1267