Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 1

The Barking Girl: A Case Report

Malvik Pandey1, Pradeep Yadav2, Nitesh Kumar Singh3 and Mona Srivastava4*

1Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sraswati Medical College, India
3Ex Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
4Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

*Corresponding Author: Mona Srivastava, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Received: November 28, 2020; Published: December 30, 2020



Involuntary cough without an identified underlying organic reason has been given various names and recommended treatments. Current experience suggests that “habit cough” best describes this clinical entity and that various forms of suggestion therapy including hypnotic methods are the treatment of choice. Suggestion therapy is effective when it tells the patient that they have the capability to resist the urge to cough. Medicines are generally not successful in the absence of suggestion therapy. Relapses and remissions are common and continuation of the symptoms is also common.

Keywords: Cough; Functional Disorder; Habit Cough



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Citation: Mona Srivastava, et al. “The Barking Girl: A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.1 (2021): 37-40.


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