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An unusual case of resistance cough


D. P.D. Wijesinghe ,

National Institute of Mental Health, Angoda, LK
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S. Ethulgama,

Sirimawo Bandaranayake Childrens Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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D.R.S. Adicaram Wijesinghe

Institute of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Colombo, LK
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Little is known about the prevalence of dissociative disorders in children. Identification of atypical presentations of dissociative disorder in children maybe a challenge, and could lead to misdiagnosis and delay in treatment. Here we present an unusual example of a child with grief and dissociative symptoms, following the loss of a pet dog.


SL J Psychiatry 2014; 5(2) 32-34

How to Cite: Wijesinghe, D.P.D., Ethulgama, S. and Wijesinghe, D.R.S.A., 2014. An unusual case of resistance cough. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 5(2), pp.32–34. DOI:
Published on 21 Dec 2014.
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