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One patient with Sjogren’s syndrome presenting schizophrenia-like symptoms

Authors Lin C

Received 7 October 2015

Accepted for publication 11 January 2016

Published 22 March 2016 Volume 2016:12 Pages 661—663

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S97753

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Wai Kwong Tang


Ching-En Lin1,2

1Department of Psychiatry, Taipei Tzu-Chi Hospital, Buddhist Medical Foundation, Taiwan, Republic of China; 2School of Medicine, Tzu-Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Republic of China

Abstract: Comorbid depression in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome has been reported frequently, while comorbid psychosis in subjects with Sjogren’s syndrome has rarely been reported. Here we report a patient with Sjogren’s syndrome who presented with schizophrenia-like symptoms such as persecutory delusions and auditory hallucinations in contrast to her previous psychiatric presentations, which only included depression and anxiety.

Keywords: mental illness, psychosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, schizophrenia

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