Postencephalitic Syndrome

Postencephalitic Syndrome

People who suffer from Parkinson's Disease or other viral or bacterial infections that attack the brain usually end up dealing with postencephalitic syndrome as part of the process. Specifically, it is caused by a virus that attacks nerve cells and causes degeneration of the nerves. This leads to various complications.

The symptoms vary greatly from person to person, but generally they include various behavioral problems or changes in normal routines. Since the causes of postencephalitic syndrome are so well known, treatment for the organic mental disorder is easy to get. In fact, here at we offer online therapy.

Symptoms of Postencephalitic Syndrome

Depending on the age of the person affected, the root cause of the problem, and various other factors, the symptoms of postencephalitic syndrome vary quite a bit from person to person. That said, they may include altered sleep patterns, altered eating habits, irritability, learning problems, and a general sense of malaise or apathy that won't go away. Some of the other symptoms of this disorder include bulimia, emotional placidity, hyperorality (sticking inappropriate items in the mouth), hypermetamorphosis (compulsive fascination with nearby objects), and even hypersexuality.

Causes of Postencephalitic Syndrome

Whichever of these symptoms affect you if you have postencephalitic syndrome, can help make them more manageable. Before we get to how they can do this, we are going to look at some of the basic causes of postencephalitic syndrome.  As mentioned, one of the main causes of postencephalitic syndrome is a viral infection that attacks nerve cells in the brain. It can also be caused by bacteria, resulting in an inflammation of the brain which brings about the many symptoms of postencephalitic syndrome.


Treatment for Postencephalitic Syndrome

Treatments for postencephalitic syndrome will vary depending on a number of issues including the exact cause of postencephalitic syndrome, but on you can find therapists and psychologists who are skilled at dealing with all the symptoms of this disorder. Even if there isn't a cure for Parkinson's Disease, there are many things that can be done to make life a little bit easier when dealing with the disease.

Definition of Postencephalitic Syndrome

Postencephalitic Syndrome is a condition which affects the behavior of a person after they suffer damage to their nerves or brain because of a viral or bacterial infection. Treatment including behavioral therapy and counseling can be really helpful for dealing with everything associated with postencephalitic syndrome.

Symptoms of / Reasons for Postencephalitic Syndrome

  • A general malaise or sense of apathy
  • Irritability
  • Difficulties with learning and retaining knowledge
  • Altered sleep and eating patterns
  • Sexuality changes
  • Poor social judgement
  • Placement of objects in the mouth
  • Fascination with objects in the environment
  • Emotional placidity

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