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Self-Injurious Behaviour in SCA17: A New Clinical Observation

Bonomo, R; Latorre, A; Bhatia, KP; (2019) Self-Injurious Behaviour in SCA17: A New Clinical Observation. Tremor and other Hyperkinetic Movements , 2019 (9) pp. 1-3. 10.7916/tohm.v0.672. Green open access

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Abstract

Background: Self-injurious behaviour has historically been associated with borderline personality disorder. Nevertheless, over recent years, it has been reported in numerous neurological syndromes, especially hyperkinesias. Case report: Two cases of SCA17 manifested self-injurious behaviour, namely repetitive scratching of the skin resulting in severe excoriations. In one of them, the abnormal behaviour was associated with the inability to resist the impulse to commit the act along with relief following the damage. Discussion: This is the first report describing self-injurious behaviour in SCA17, but the mechanisms underlying it are still not clear. Further studies are needed to clarify the pathophysiology of such manifestation in hyperkinetic syndromes.

Type: Article
Title: Self-Injurious Behaviour in SCA17: A New Clinical Observation
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.7916/tohm.v0.672
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.7916/tohm.v0.672
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution–Noncommercial–No Derivatives License, which permits the user to copy, distribute, and transmit the work provided that the original authors and source are credited; that no commercial use is made of the work; and that the work is not altered or transformed. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Keywords: SCA17, dopamine, neurotransmitters, self-injury, serotonin
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084631
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