Year : 1996  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 208--211

The Psychiatric Aspects of Wilsons Disease - A Study from A Neurology Unit


Rajeev Kumar1, Sunil Datta1, L Jayaseelan2, Chandran Gnanmuthu3, K Kuruvilla1 
1 Formerly in the Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
2 Department of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India
3 Department of Neurological Science, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, India

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Rajeev Kumar
Royal Park Hospital, Private bag no 3, P.O. Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
India

A series of 31 cases of Wilson«SQ»s disease (WD) were assessed retrospectively on a range of variables including psychiatric, neurologic and biochemical data recorded at index admission over a period of 7 years. 18 patients (58%) showed psychopathological features. 5 patients (16.1%) were reported to have poor scholastic performance at the onset of illness and 1 patient (3.2%) had abnormal behaviour (mania like) many years prior to the appearance of neurological symptoms. The most common psychiatric features were cognitive impairment (45.2%), affective symptomatology (41.9%) and behavioural abnormalities (29%). Only one patient had a schizophrenia like psychosis. The psychiatric manifestation of Wilson«SQ»s disease as they present in our setting and their clinical relevance are discussed.


How to cite this article:
Kumar R, Datta S, Jayaseelan L, Gnanmuthu C, Kuruvilla K. The Psychiatric Aspects of Wilsons Disease - A Study from A Neurology Unit.Indian J Psychiatry 1996;38:208-211


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Kumar R, Datta S, Jayaseelan L, Gnanmuthu C, Kuruvilla K. The Psychiatric Aspects of Wilsons Disease - A Study from A Neurology Unit. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1996 [cited 2019 Jun 16 ];38:208-211
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