This paper reports a case of a 14-year-old boy with arachnoid cyst in the right parietal region, who was referred to the child psychiatry department due to anorexia nervosa. A few days after admission he developed nihilistic and guilt delusions and lapsed into catatonia. The diagnostic problems and relations between his various pathological conditions… (More)
Pellagra is a potentially fatal, nutritional disease with cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and neuropsychiatric manifestations. Because of the diversity of pellagra's signs and symptoms, diagnosis is difficult without an appropriate index of suspicion. A case of pellagra in a 14-year-old girl with anorexia nervosa is presented. Signs and symptoms of pellagra… (More)
Based on a review of studies done in the last 20 years the author presents recent knowledge on the possible relationship between child maltreatment and suicidal behaviour in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
The authors present the review of literature concerning schizophrenia, schizophrenia type and delusional disorders in patients with a lifetime diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (AN). The authors describe also 3 patients (2 cases of paranoid schizophrenia and 1 case of catatonic syndrome). The clinical features in all patients are discussed. In 1 patient the… (More)
Analysis of the results of treatment of 132 patients hospitalized because of anorexia nervosa is presented. Average time of observation after hospitalization was 7,9/12 years. Mean age when the disease started was 13,7/12 years, when the analysis was performed--22 years. Catamnestic data were received directly from patients--46, from family members--25,… (More)