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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [neuropsychiatric Disturbances In Wilson's Disease And Use Of Electroconvulsive Therapy: Case Report].
Author: Rodrigues, Adriano C T
Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
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.
Subject: Adult
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Hepatolenticular Degeneration
Mental Disorders
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 61, n. 3B, p. 876-80, 2003-Sep.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2003
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