Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 439 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Back
 Table of Contents
 
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed594    
    Printed29    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded130    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
ARTICLE
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Trance and Possession like Symptoms in a Case of CNS Lesion : A Case Report


1 Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi -834O06, India
2 Chief medical officer, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi -834O06, India

Correspondence Address:
Sayeed Akthar
Chief medical officer, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi -834O06
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 21206884

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Trance and possession symptoms along with religious and mystic experiences are commonly seen in Indian patients. Though, commonly conceptualized under the rubric of dissociative disorders, possession like symptoms can be present in variety of clinical conditions. Trance and possession syndrome results from a variety of central nervous system involvement. We report here such a case with lesion in the basal ganglia and fronto-patietal lobes. Pathophysiology and cultural connotation of the symptoms is discussed.



[PDF]*

        

Print this article         Email this article