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Int J Psychiatry Med. 1993;23(3):307-12.

Psychiatric disorders in patients with Fabry's disease.

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National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the frequency and etiology of psychiatric complications in patients with Fabry's disease. Method-Retrospective analysis and review of the records of thirty-three patients with confirmed Fabry's disease.

RESULTS:

Six patients (18%) developed psychiatric disorders. Five patients suffered depression and two of these patients committed suicide. One patient developed an acute confusional episode with subsequent development of behavioral changes as a complication of cerebrovascular disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

Psychiatric disorders, most commonly depression, complicate Fabry's disease and contribute to the morbidity and mortality of this disease.

PMID:
8270359
DOI:
10.2190/JKFW-3WXK-QA7N-BYLN
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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