Title: Thyrotoxicosis Presenting with Capgras Delusion
year: 2013
Journal: German Journal of Psychiatry
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Pages: 119-121
Typeofarticle: Article
ISSN: 14331055
Accession Number: 97491138
Abstract: Background: Psychiatric manifestations of hyperthyroidism are usually anxiety and depression. Psychosis is rare and affects around 1%. Case description: We present a 54 year old lady with hyperthyroidism who presented with psychosis as well as Capgras delusions. It is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking imposter. The symptoms resolved with correction of her hyperthyroid status and low doses of risperidone which was stopped after discharge. Conclusion: Psychosis can be a rare presentation for patients with hyperthyroidism and it is important for clinicians to be aware of this (German J Psychiatry 2013; 16 (3): 119-121). [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of German Journal of Psychiatry is the property of German Journal of Psychiatry and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
Notes: Yogaratnam, Jegan 1 Jacob, Rajesh 1
Email Address: rajeshjacob2005@yahoo.co.uk
Affiliation: 1: Department of General Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Source Info: 2013, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p119
Subject Term: HYPERTHYROIDISM
Subject Term: CAPGRAS syndrome
Subject Term: PSYCHOLOGICAL manifestations of general diseases
Subject Term: ANXIETY
Subject Term: MENTAL depression
Subject Term: PSYCHOSES
Author-Supplied Keyword: Capgras delusion
Author-Supplied Keyword: Hyperthyroidism
Author-Supplied Keyword: psychosis
Number of Pages: 3p
Document Type: Article
URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asx&AN=97491138&site=eds-live
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4691
Database name: asx
Database Provider: EBSCOhost
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