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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-153

Pseudo hot water epilepsy: A pilot study on behavioral psychotherapeutic management

Department of Psychiatry, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Mathikere, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
V. A. P. Ghorpade
1103, 24th Main, J. P. Nagar, I Phase, Bangalore - 560078, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.111453

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Background: Diagnostic accuracy of Hot Water Epilepsy (HWE) on history alone was observed to be less satisfactory by the first author while managing such patients psychologically. To confirm this observation this pilot study was planned. Materials and Methods: Symptoms as reported by the patient was confirmed by the two authors in the wards by giving them Hot Water Head Bath. Following this they were subjected to behavioral Psychotherapeutic treatment to relieve them from their distressful symptoms. Results and Conlusion: Confirmed the hypothesis and it was concluded that by witnessing the symptoms of HWE by the treating doctor would improve the outcome of any treatment.



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