Acute psychosis and depression associated with hypercalcemia: A case report Hiperkalsemiye baǧlı olduǧu düşünülen akut psikoz ve depresyon: Olgu sunumu

ÖZCAN H., ANIL YAĞCIOĞLU A. E., Emre Şevik A. E., Üstündaǧ M. F.

Noropsikiyatri Arsivi, vol.50, no.1, pp.75-77, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/npa.y6021
  • Journal Name: Noropsikiyatri Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-77
  • Keywords: Depression, Hypercalcemia, Psychosis
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


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, published by Galenos Publishing.