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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Neuropsychiatric Disturbances In Wilson's Disease And Use Of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Case Report [alterações Neuropsiquiátricas Na Doença De Wilson E Uso Da Eletroconvulsoterapia: Relato De Caso]
Author: Rodrigues A.C.T.
Dalgalarrondo P.
Abstract: Wilson's disease consists in a inborn error of metabolism with marked neuropsychiatric manifestations. These manifestations need to be correctly identified and treated. There are four neuropsychiatric symptoms clusters established for Wilson's disease patients: behavior and/or personality disorders, mood disorders, cognitive deficits, and psychotic manifestations. Although such patients are more commonly seen in neurological and hepatological settings, mental health professionals must keep in mind a high level of suspicion, once first presentations may be of psychiatric nature. This study presents a review of literature about neuropsychiatric aspects of Wilson's disease, emphasizing diagnostic issues. It is presented the case of a 26 years old male patient initially with psychiatric polimorfic symptoms. The treatment of this patient with electroconvulsive therapy is presented, adding a report of this therapeutic modality, applied to that case, to the two only previous records in the literature.
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Date Issue: 2003
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