From Cerebellar Malformation to Suicidal Idea: Case ReportAuthor(s): Amine Bout*, Chadya Aarab, Said Boujraf and Rachid Aalouane
In 1998, Schmahmann described an affective and cognitive cerebellar syndrome. Studies have shown that cerebellum plays a major role in higher functions since involved in cognitive and emotional processing. Papers reported studies of the direct implication of cerebellum in the psychopathology of described psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Furthermore, a series of cases reported that posterior fossa malformations appear to be related to psychiatric disorders suggestive of schizophrenia. In this paper, we report a case of Dandy Walker Varient revealed by melancholic depression with suicidal ideation in a patient followed for schizophrenia. We then review the evidences supporting a possible link between the two conditions.