A man with anemia and a change in personality

Blood (Impact Factor: 10.45). 03/2014; 123(12):1784. DOI: 10.1182/blood-2013-12-544387
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    ABSTRACT: Anemia is a disease that can co-exist with depression, other mental disorders, or somatic diseases. Anemia can imitate symptoms of depression, while depression symptoms can mask concurring symptoms of anemia. I am presenting a case of a 48-year-old woman with Addison-Biermer anemia, with co-existing mood disorders. The clinical analysis of the presented patient's history indicates diagnostic problems and a need for a detailed analysis of drug-related complications that occurred during previous treatment, eg, in the form of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. The presented case report contains valuable guidelines that can be of assistance in diagnostics and treatment of patients treated for mental disorders, who are also diagnosed with somatic diseases.
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