Journal Published Online: 01 May 2000
Volume 45, Issue 3

Hyperparathyroidism and Psychosis: Possible Prelude to Murder



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.

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Bresler, SA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Logan, WS
Private practice, Kansas City, MO
Washington, D
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Pages: 3
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Stock #: JFS14758J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14758J