Psychotic disorder in a patient with central and extrapontine myelinolysis
Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 61, Issue 3, pages 320–322, June 2007
How to Cite
LIM, L. and KRYSTAL, A. (2007), Psychotic disorder in a patient with central and extrapontine myelinolysis. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 61: 320–322. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01648.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
- Received 16 February 2006; revised 8 December 2006; accepted 15 December 2006.
- basal ganglia;
- central and extrapontine myelinolysis;
- Parkinson's disease;
Abstract Central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis (CPEM) are rare conditions usually associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. Neurologic complications are the usual sequelae although neuropsychiatric features are rare. Described herein are unusual psychotic symptoms following CPEM and discussion of the likely pathogenesis and implications for treatment.