Panic attacks and agoraphobia associated with a giant right cerebral arteriovenous malformation

Mark S. George, Stephen McLeod-Bryant, R. Bruce Lydiard, Jerome E. Kurent, Joe Zealberg

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Abstract

A 42-year-old right-handed man developed left focal motor seizures and was found to have a right temporoparietal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Six years later his seizures abated with anticonvulsant therapy, and he began to experience panic attacks and agoraphobic symptoms that were successfully treated with imipramine. The possibility that the panic attacks and agoraphobia were related to the structural lesion in his right temporoparietal area is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-212
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Agoraphobia
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Panic attack
  • Seizure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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