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Hypercalcaemia-Induced Psychopathology in Malignant Diseases

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

A. Weizman
Affiliation:
Geha Psychiatric Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel
M. Eldar
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine ‘D’, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel
Y. Shoenfeld
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine ‘D’, Beilinson Medical Center
M. Hirschorn
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine ‘D’, Beilinson Medical Center
H. Wijsenbeek
Affiliation:
Geha Psychiatric Hospital
J. Pinkhas
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine Beilinson Medical Center

Summary

Seven out of twelve patients with malignancy and hypercalcaemia had associated psychiatric symptoms. The mental aberrations disappeared when the calcium levels returned to normal after treatment.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1979 

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