• Vol. 40 No. 9, 418–419
  • 15 September 2011

MELAS Associated Pathological Hyperemotionalism: A Case Report



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Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke (MELAS) syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with variable clinical presentations. Neuropsychiatric manifestations include mood disturbances, obsessive compulsive features and neurocognitive deficits. We report a case of pathological hyperemotionalism associated with MELAS syndrome which has not been documented previously in the literature, according to the best of our knowledge.

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