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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 312-316

Wilsons Disease Presenting with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

1 Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi- 834 006, India
2 Director & Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi- 834 006, India

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Haque S Nizamie
Director & Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi- 834 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 21407963

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Wilson's disease, a disorder of copper metabolism, is known to be associated with psychiatric symptoms. Psychiatrists see about 20% of these cases before they are labeled as Wilson's disease. Reports of these patients treated mistakenly as primary psychiatric illnesses exist in literature. This report thus emphasizes a thorough underpinning in this disease on the part of psychiatrists in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis at first contact. Besides this, the emergence of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a case of Wilson's disease is described, which is a rare association. Finally, the authors discuss the role of basal ganglia in obsessive-compulsive disorder.



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