Shared Psychotic Manic Syndrome in Monozygotic Twins: A Case Report

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Mohammad Reza Ghasemzadeh 1 , * , Mohammad Ghadiri Vasfi 2 , Shabnam Nohesara 2 , Amir Shabani 3

1 Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Niayesh St., Sattarkhan Ave., Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of psychiatry , Mental Health Research Centre, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor of psychiatry, Mental Health Research Centre, Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Ghasemzadeh M R, Ghadiri Vasfi M, Nohesara S, Shabani A. Shared Psychotic Manic Syndrome in Monozygotic Twins: A Case Report, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2012 ; 6(1):75-7.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 6 (1); 75-7
Published Online: June 30, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: July 11, 2011
Revised: December 17, 2011
Accepted: March 18, 2012

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Abstract

Objective: A rare phenomenon of Shared Psychosis Disorder occurring in the context of Bipolar I Disorder, in identical twins is reported.

Case Presentation: Two identical twins with shared Psychotic Manic Syndrome were admitted and received antipsychotic and lithium as their treatment. Psychotic symptoms of primary case did not improve and her diagnosis changed into Schizophrenia. They had hypothyroidism at the same time.

Conclusion: Completely shared manic syndrome along with the psychotic features shows a need for the criteria of shared syndromes to develop, including both psychotic and mood symptoms.

Declaration of interest: None

Citation: Shared psychotic manic syndrome in monozygotic twins: a case report.MR , Ghadiri Vasfi M, Nohesara Sh, Shabani A. Iran Psychiatry Behave Sci 2010; 6(1):75-7

Keywords

Identical twin Shared psychotic disorder Mania

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