Addison's disease psychosis
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Innov Clin Neurosci. 2012 Oct;9(10):34-6. The neuropsychiatric aspect of Addison's disease: a case report. Abdel-Motleb M Ahmed Maher Teaching Hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
Chronic adrenal insufficiency, known as Addison's disease, presents with a constellation of symptoms and signs. The neuropsychiatric aspect of this condition is not fully understood and not much has been documented about it in the English literature.
This article presents a case of a 41-year old male patient who presented initially with depression after a recent life stressor. After his condition escalated and therapy continued to fail, the medical team revised its diagnosis to Addison's disease. Neuropsychiatric symptoms could be the first presentation of Addison's disease, and thus should be kept in mind whenever such a case presents to the physician.
KEYWORDS: Addison’s disease, depression, neuropsychiatric symptoms, psychosis