Acute Psychosis and Depression Associated with Hypercalcemia: A Case Report

ÖZCAN H., Yagcioglu E. A., Emre Sevik A., Ustundag M. F.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.50, no.1, pp.75-77, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Psychosis and depression are mental disorders that can exist secondary to some medical disorders and may be associated with the use of drugs. The most frequent causes of these disorders are substance abuse, infections (especially central nervous system infections), hormone or collagen tissue disorders, cancer, and side effect of drugs used to treat diseases. Hypercalcemia is referred as high level of calcium in the blood - higher than 10,2 mg/dl - and is often seen with parathyroid adenoma. Hypercalcemia may cause several symptoms. In this case report, we represent the case of a patient who presented with delusion of persecution and depressive symptoms probably secondary to hypercalcemia. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2013; 50: 75-77)