First manic episode in a patient with breast cancer

First manic episode in a patient with breast cancer

Author Asevedo, Elson Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Brietzke, Elisa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Chaves, Ana Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Mental disorders occur in as much as 50% of patients with cancer, impairing the oncologic prognosis and quality of life. the diagnostic investigation and treatment planning of this comorbidity impose a clinical challenge once complications related to the neoplasm, such as brain metastasis and paraneoplastic syndromes, must be excluded. in addition, psychotropic medications may interfere with oncologic treatment. We report the case of a 39-year-old female patient who presented with a first episode of psychotic mania after having been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Also, we present a literature review of this comorbidity and point out a possible pathophysiological link between the two diseases. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Breast neoplasms
Bipolar disorder
Psychotic disorders
Language English
Date 2013-11-01
Published in General Hospital Psychiatry. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 35, n. 6, 2 p., 2013.
ISSN 0163-8343 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 2
Access rights Closed access
Type Editorial
Web of Science ID WOS:000326592800039

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