Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder masquerading as social anxiety

Rishikesh V. Behere, Mukund G. Rao, Shree Mishra, Shivarama Varambally, Shivashankar Nagarajarao, Bangalore N. Gangadhar

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Abstract

The authors report a case of a 47-year-old man who presented with treatment-resistant anxiety disorder. Behavioral observation raised clinical suspicion of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. The presence of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder was confirmed on audiological investigations. The patient was experiencing extreme symptoms of anxiety, which initially masked the underlying diagnosis of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Challenges in diagnosis and treatment of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalInnovations in Clinical Neuroscience
Volume12
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Behere, R. V., Rao, M. G., Mishra, S., Varambally, S., Nagarajarao, S., & Gangadhar, B. N. (2015). Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder masquerading as social anxiety. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 12(7-8), 31-33.