Psychotic symptoms and emotional distress in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

  title={Psychotic symptoms and emotional distress in patients with Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome.},
  author={Heinz Weiss and V Rastan and Wolfgang Muellges and Rudolph Friedrich Wagner and Klaus Viktor Toyka},
  journal={European neurology},
  volume={47 2},
Psychological disturbances in 49 most severely compromised Guillain-Barré syndrome patients were prospectively studied by a semistructured interview and assessed by repeat psychiatric examination during the patients' stay in the neuro-intensive care unit (ICU). Additional information was obtained from attending physicians, nurses and relatives. Anxiety (82%), acute stress disorder, depressive episodes (67%) and brief reactive psychosis (25%) were observed, with oneiroid psychosis (14%) among… CONTINUE READING
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