Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome-A Case Report VD01-VD02
Dr. MS Bhatia,
D-1, Naraina Vihar, New Delhi-110028, India.
There are an increasing number of reports suggesting that cerebellum, apart from its significance in movement coordination, plays an important role in cognitive and emotional regulation. Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome (CCAS) also known as Schmahmann syndrome, refers to deficits in the cognitive domains of executive function, spatial cognition, language and affect resulting from damage to the cerebellum. There are only few case reports reflecting the affective features in CCAS. We present a 17-year-old girl brought to psychiatry Outpatient Department (OPD) with depressive features, who was subsequently diagnosed as a case of CCAS and started on fluoxetine 20 mg and propranolol 20 mg daily. There was improvement in the affective symptoms on follow up.