Rip Van Winkle Syndrome
Neurology Confusion and irresistible somnolence after a stroke Psychiatry Dementia syndrome of depression, depressive pseudodementia, melancholic dementia, reversible dementia and affective disorder A condition affecting older individuals in whom depression is of such severity that it clouds mental activity and simulates dementia
DiffDx Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias
Management Antidepressants, electroconvulsive therapy
Sleep disorders Pathological hypersomnia which primarily affects teenage boys, far more commonly known as Kleine-Levin syndrome
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