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Depressive disorders co-existing with Addison–Biermer anemia – case report

Authors Just M, Kozakiewicz M

Received 19 February 2015

Accepted for publication 19 March 2015

Published 30 April 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1145—1148


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Roger Pinder

Mark Jean Just,1 Mariusz Kozakiewicz2

1Department of General and Endocronological Surgery, Piekary Medical Centre, Piekary Slaskie, 2Department of Food Chemistry Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Background: Anemia is a disease that can co-exist with depression, other mental disorders, or somatic diseases. Anemia can imitate symptoms of depression, while depression symptoms can mask concurring symptoms of anemia.
Case presentation: I am presenting a case of a 48-year-old woman with Addison–Biermer anemia, with co-existing mood disorders. The clinical analysis of the presented patient’s history indicates diagnostic problems and a need for a detailed analysis of drug-related complications that occurred during previous treatment, eg, in the form of neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Conclusion: The presented case report contains valuable guidelines that can be of assistance in diagnostics and treatment of patients treated for mental disorders, who are also diagnosed with somatic diseases.

Keywords: anemia, autoimmune diseases, depression, neuroleptic malignant syndrome

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