A Probable Case of Sexsomnia

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry

Author
1. Leena Dhake
2. Sagar Karia
3. Nilesh Shah
4. Avinash Desousa
ISSN
2319-5363
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0109
Volume
16
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2022
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    1. Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    1. Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    1. Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Article keywords
    Clonazepam, Escitalopram, Parasomnia, Sexsomnia, Sexual behavior

    Abstract

    Sexsomnia is a rare parasomnia that has been included a psychiatric disorder in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5). Here we present the case of a 25-year-old male who presented with abnormal sexual behavior in sleep. There was no epileptic tendency noted, no other psychiatric comorbidity and no organic cause was determinable. The patient responded to clonazepam.

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