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August 1984

Seizures, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia of Psychogenic Origin

Author Affiliations

From the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(8):889-890. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050190099023

• Dyslexia and dysgraphia of various kinds are recognized sequelae of cerebral lesions. Although refusal to read or write may occur in a number of psychiatric disorders, to our knowledge dyslexia and dysgraphia as the sole manifestations of a psychogenic disorder have not previously been reported. Our patient had psychogenic symptoms, initially including seizures but subsequently consisting solely of dyslexia and dysgraphia.

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