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Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg. 2016; 17(Supplement 3): 48-51

A case of Fahr’s Syndrome presenting with psychotic depression and seizure

Özlem Uzunkaya Ethemoğlu, Sedat Yasin, İbrahim Fatih Karababa, Özcan Kocatürk.


Fahr’s Syndrome is rarely occurring neuropsychiatric disease which is characterized by symmetric calcifications of basal ganglia. It was described for the first time by Fahr in 1930. Although, the most common symptoms are extrapyramidal system signs, Fahr syndrome might also present with seizure, dementia and psychiatric symptoms. Treatment is symptomatic. We report a case of Fahr Syndrome presented by generalized tonic clonic seizure and psychotic depression.

Key words: Fahr’s Syndrome, seizure, psychotic depression, basal ganglia calcifications

Article Language: Turkish English

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