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Volume 7, suplement 2

Diagnostyka

Atypical recurrences of depression with kleptomania symptoms: two case studies

Janusz Perzyński1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 2 (7), 77-79
Keywords: atypical depression, kleptomania, diagnostics, case study

Abstract

Two cases of female patients suffering from bipolar affective disorder are presented. In each of the cases depressive episodes meeting the criteria of "major depression", as well as short-term manic states were observed. A single episode of atypical depression manifesting in kleptomaniac behaviors subsided following administration of antidepressants.

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Janusz Perzyński,
Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii AM,
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20-442 Lublin