[Features and dynamics of mental disorders in early syphilis]

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1987;87(3):409-12.
[Article in Russian]


A total of 410 patients with fresh syphilis were examined at a dermato-venereological outpatient centre. With regard to the pathomoprhosis the authors identified psychic disorders (psychogenic and somatogenic) which were characteristic of the periods of the pre-diagnostic, diagnostic, inpatient and outpatient treatment. The patients presented variants of neurotic depression, neurasthenic, astheno-vegetative, hysterical and other syndromes. Suicidal thoughts and attempts were also observed. Characteristics of psychic disorders were considered with regard to sex and age. Therapeutic recommendations are provided.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / complications*
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Personality
  • Psychological Tests
  • Sex Factors
  • Suicide
  • Syndrome
  • Syphilis / complications*
  • Syphilis / psychology