Childhood Psychogenic Sneezing

Article Title: Childhood Psychogenic Sneezing

Author(s): Avinash De Sousa

Institute(s): Carmel, 18 St. Francis Avenue, Willingdon Colony Santacruz West Mumbai-54, India.

Journal: Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2008, Vol. 5, No.1, p. 41-42


Sneezing in childhood is a common occurrence which is often organic in nature. In some cases, however intractable sneezing may be psychogenic in origin. We present herewith a case of a 10 year old girl with intractable sneezing of psychogenic origin that responded to psychological interventions.

Key words: Childhood Psychogenic Sneezing.

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