Journal article

Secondary psychosis induced by metabolic disorders

Olivier Bonnot, Paula M Herrera, Sylvie Tordjman, Mark Walterfang

FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2015

Abstract

Metabolic disorders are not well-recognized by psychiatrists as a possible source of secondary psychoses. Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are not frequent. Although their prompt diagnosis may lead to suitable treatments. IEMs are well-known to pediatricians, in particular for their most serious forms, having an early expression most of the time. Recent years discoveries have unveiled later expression forms, and sometimes very discreet first physical signs. There is a growing body of evidence that supports the hypothesis that IEMs can manifest as atypical psychiatric symptoms, even in the absence of clear neurological symptoms. In the present review, we propose a detailed overview at schiz..

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