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Volume 10, issue 1

Case report

Mental disorders in the course of Addison's disease: a case report

IZABELA NIEDŹWIEDZKA1, JOANNA BRZOSKA-MIZGALSKA1, ANDRZEJ BEMBENEK1
1. I Klinika Psychiatryczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2001, 10, 89-93
Keywords: Addison’s disease, mental disorders, case report

Abstract

This paper outlines diagnostic difficulties due to the presence of mental disorders in suprarenal insufficiency. In the reported case patient's somatic complaints had been underestimated, and premature administration of neuroleptic resulted not only in a deterioration of her physical condition, but also in a delayed introduction of an appropriate treatment.

Address for correspondence:
Lek. I. Niedźwiedzka,
I Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa