Volume 45, Issue 3 (May 2000)

    Hyperparathyroidism and Psychosis: Possible Prelude to Murder

    (Received 1 June 1999; accepted 3 August 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The authors present a case of a middle aged attorney who suffered from hyperparathyroidism and a psychotic disorder. It is possible that the hyperparathyroidism may have precipitated an acute psychotic delusional rage leading to an attempted mass murder. They discuss the relationship between hyperparathyroidism and neuropsychiatric symptoms in consideration of available research.


    Author Information:

    Washington, D
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln,

    Bresler, SA
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln,

    Logan, WS
    Private practice, Kansas City, MO


    Stock #: JFS14758J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14758J

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    Title Hyperparathyroidism and Psychosis: Possible Prelude to Murder
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