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Ganser Syndrome

How Is Ganser Syndrome Treated?

The first goal of treatment is to be sure the person does not hurt himself or herself, or others. The person may need to be hospitalized if the symptoms are extreme and/or if the person could be dangerous. In most cases, the symptoms of Ganser syndrome go away once the stress that triggered the episode is settled.

Supportive psychotherapy (a type of counseling), and monitoring for safety and a return of symptoms are the main treatments for Ganser syndrome. Medication usually is not used, unless the person also suffers from depression, anxiety, or certain kinds of personality disorders.

What Is the Outlook for People With Ganser Syndrome?

Recovery from Ganser syndrome usually occurs within days, especially if the stress that triggered the disorder is resolved.

Can Ganser Syndrome Be Prevented?

There is no known way to prevent this condition.

 

 

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Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on May 31, 2014

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