The Case of Hobbling José

Asim Roy, Silvia Neme-Mercante and Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer

in A Case a Week: Sleep Disorders from the Cleveland Clinic

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Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195377729
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322985 | DOI:
The Case of Hobbling José

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Case 34 introduces a 35-year-old man who presented to the sleep clinic reporting violent behaviors in sleep for 15 years. Medical history reports both legs fractured as a result of jumping from an upper floor window at home whilst sleepwalking, one febrile seizure at age three, and several concussions during his teen-aged years, none with loss of consciousness. He had been diagnosed with depression several years prior to presentation and was taking quetiapine and nefazodone with relatively good control; he had abused drugs and alcohol as a young adult, but had been free of substances for years.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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