Wilson’s disease associated with delusional disorder
Article first published online: 15 NOV 2006
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 60, Issue 6, pages 758–760, December 2006
How to Cite
WICHOWICZ, H. M., CUBAŁA, W. J. and SŁAWEK, J. (2006), Wilson’s disease associated with delusional disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 60: 758–760. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2006.01592.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 15 NOV 2006
- Received 11 April 2005; revised 11 May 2006; accepted 28 May 2006.
- delusional disorder;
- Wilson’s disease
Abstract Wilson’s disease (WD), or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder of copper metabolism. It is an uncommon medical condition that produces psychiatric symptoms during the early phase in approximately 50% of patients. Reported herein is a case of WD in a young man presenting persistent delusional disorder of organic etiology, which resolved entirely after 4 months of combined pharmacotherapy. The present case demonstrates the importance of considering the occurrence of psychotic symptoms in WD patients given that psychiatric manifestations in WD are known to be uncommon as well as inhomogeneous. It also supports the hypothesis that psychopathologic features in WD have an organic foundation.