A Case of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease That Developed With Psychiatric Symptoms

Ozkan A., Aydin Canturk I., Candan F., Isik N., Ozisik Karaman H. I.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.26, no.3, pp.213-216, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-216
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fairly rare prion sickness characterized by rapidly progressive dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The diversity of clinical characteristics of the disease causes difficulties during diagnosis. The first finding of the disease might be psychiatric symptoms. The male patient who was diagnosed with CJD after dementia, ataxia, and myoclonus developed rapidly following psychiatric symptoms, was presented in order to draw attention to the onset with psychiatric symptoms in CJD.