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Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2012 Spring;6(1):75-7.

Shared psychotic manic syndrome in monozygotic twins: a case report.

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1
Psychiatric Resident, Mental Health Research Centre, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2
Assistant Professor of psychiatry , Mental Health Research Centre, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3
Associate Professor of psychiatry, Mental Health Research Centre, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

A rare phenomenon of Shared Psychosis Disorder occurring in the context of Bipolar I Disorder, in identical twins is reported.

CASE PRESENTATION:

Two identical twins with shared Psychotic Manic Syndrome were admitted and received antipsychotic and lithium as their treatment. Psychotic symptoms of primary case did not improve and her diagnosis changed into Schizophrenia. They had hypothyroidism at the same time.

CONCLUSION:

Completely shared manic syndrome along with the psychotic features shows a need for the criteria of shared syndromes to develop, including both psychotic and mood symptoms.

KEYWORDS:

Identical twin; Mania; Shared Psychotic Disorder

PMID:
24644474
PMCID:
PMC3939944
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