Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V05150398
Pervasive refusal syndrome is a severe child psychiatric disorder
Pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS) is a severe, pervasive and potentially life-threatening disorder, which was first described in 1991, as a syndrome of child psychiatric disorder. Little has been written about PRS. We report a case story of a 10-year-old boy developing all symptoms of PRS, including inability to eat, move or speak. Psychopharmacological treatment was not successful. Full rehabilitation was re-ported after a period of inpatient treatment and outpatient follow-up. Different aetiological factors for PRS have been proposed. A number of these are presented in the case story.