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|Journal Name||ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)|
|Total Non-self Citations||12|
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Wilson's Disease Can Present As Paranoid Schizophrenia And Mania: Two Case ReportsAuthor(s): Somsubhra Chattopadhyay*, Indranil Saha*, Kaberi Bhattacharyya* & Dilip Kumar Mondal*
Objective: This case report highlights Wilson's disease, a rare genetic disorder involving the liver and brain presenting clinically with psychiatric symptoms as the first manifestation.
Method: We present two cases of Wilson’s disease who had the typical symptoms of Schizophrenia and Bipolar mood disorder (mania) respectively.
Results: Wilson disease first presentation of psychiatric diagnosis my obscure the diagnosis who later on turned out to be suffering from Wilson’s disease.
Conclusion: Although such patients are more commonly seen in neurological and hepatological settings, mental health professionals must keep in mind a high level of suspicion, once first presentations may be of psychiatric nature.