Deep venous thrombosis of the leg due to psychiatric stupor
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 51, Issue 5, pages 323–326, October 1997
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MORIOKA, H., NAGATOMO, I., YAMADA, K., HORIKIRI, Y., OKAMURA, H. and TAKIGAWA, M. (1997), Deep venous thrombosis of the leg due to psychiatric stupor. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 51: 323–326. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.1997.tb03206.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 31 March 1997; revised 24 April 1997; accepted 9 May 1997.
- deep venous thrombosis;
Abstract We report the cases of two patients with psychiatric stupor who developed venous thrombosis. A 29-year-old schizophrenic woman had been hospitalized in psychiatric institutions three times because of stupor associated with auditory hallucinations and thought blocking. These symptoms recurred and she was admitted to our hospital with deep venous thrombosis of her left leg. The other patient was a 67-year-old woman with depression. She had also suffered from insomnia. Following admission to our hospital, she developed a depressive stupor complicated by deep venous thrombosis of her left leg. Both cases were treated with sodium heparin and urokinase, and completely resolved. It is well known that dehydration, infection and decubitus ulcers are important physical complications of psychiatric stupor, but there have been few reports of deep venous thrombosis as a physical complication of stupor.