A Case Series from Rantauprapat, La Belle Indifference: A Coping Mechanism or Is There Something Organic Behind?

Authors

  • Muhammad R. Khaddafi Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Mustafa M. Amin Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.405

Keywords:

La belle indifference, DSM-5, Rantauprapat, GAF Scale, trigger

Abstract

BACKGROUND: La belle indifference, a term that is inexhaustible to discuss, albeit there is no single definition that best describes the condition. To date, la belle indifference has gotten no place in the DSM-5 criteria for being a distinct entity of mental health issue.

CASE REPORTS: We reported 3 cases with la belle indifference. These patients include a stroke patient with right-sided hemiparesis, a patient suffering from neuropathic pain because of diabetic neuropathy, and a patient with cardiac dyspnea due to chronic heart failure — these three cases presented with a similar clinical profile that is the trigger for developing la belle indifference.

CONCLUSIONS: La belle indifference has varying symptom spectrum, and there is always something called “trigger†to induce it.

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Published

2019-08-29

How to Cite

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Khaddafi MR, Amin MM. A Case Series from Rantauprapat, La Belle Indifference: A Coping Mechanism or Is There Something Organic Behind?. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Aug. 29 [cited 2021 Jun. 25];7(16):2675-8. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.405

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Neuroscience, Neurology, and Psychiatry

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