Psychosis in Huntington´s Disease. a rare and Under-Investigated Psychiatric Manifestation

Autores

  • Maria João Gonçalves 1- Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. 2- Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
  • Carla Ferreira Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Rodrigo Saraiva Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Carolina Sereijo 1- Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte 2- Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Lígia Castanheira Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Elsa Fernandes Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Nort Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Rita Amaro Department of Pedopsychiatry, Hospital Dona Estefánia
  • Tiago Mendes Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Leonor Correia Guedes Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. Institute of Molecular Medicine João Lobo Antunes. Department of Neurociences and mental Health, Neurology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte
  • Manuela Abreu Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Inês Chendo Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12662/2317-3076jhbs.v9i1.3686.p1-3.2021

Palavras-chave:

Huntington's disease, Psychosis Psychiatric Manifestation, Negative Symptoms

Resumo

Introduction: Psychotic symptoms are among the least prevalent and under-investigated psychiatric manifestations (PM) of Huntington's disease (HD). Case report: We herein report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented PM with a predominance of negative symptoms, without any significant abnormal movement. HD was diagnosed based on positive DNA analysis and family history. HD imposes longitudinal follow-up through a multidisciplinary approach in order to improve the quality of life and prognosis. Conclusion: This case report highlights the importance of comprehending the PM in the initial presentation of HD so that the diagnosis is not delayed until the onset of motor symptoms.

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Biografia do Autor

Maria João Gonçalves, 1- Department of Neurociences and Mental Health, Psychiatry, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, EPE, Lisbon, Portugal. 2- Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon

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Publicado

2021-04-08