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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Goldenhar disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Facioauriculovertebral sequence
  • FAv sequence
  • Expanded spectrum of hemifacial microsomia
  • Facioauriculovertebral dysplasia
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Your Question

Is there any research or information on people with Goldenhar disease having mental illness or multiple personalities?

Our Answer

We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.

Is Goldenhar disease associated with mental illness?

After an extensive search of the resources available to us, we identified one case report of a single patient diagnosed with Goldenhar disease who had schizophreniform disorder.[1] Case reports document clinic findings associated with individual cases. It is important to keep in mind that the clinical findings documented in these case reports are based on specific individuals and may differ from one affected person to another. We did not identify any additional information regarding a link between Goldenhar disease and mental illness.
Last updated: 5/2/2016

References
Other Names for this Disease
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Facioauriculovertebral sequence
  • FAv sequence
  • Expanded spectrum of hemifacial microsomia
  • Facioauriculovertebral dysplasia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.