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A Probable Case of Sexsomnia

Leena Dhake, Sagar Karia, Nilesh Shah, Avinash Desousa

Keywords : Clonazepam, Escitalopram, Parasomnia, Sexsomnia, Sexual behavior

Citation Information : Dhake L, Karia S, Shah N, Desousa A. A Probable Case of Sexsomnia. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2022; 16 (2):93-94.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0109

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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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