[Delusions of intestinal parasitosis in a female patient with endogenous depression]

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 1993 Feb;61(2):62-6. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-999077.
[Article in German]

Abstract

A 82-year old woman had, since the age of 50, a history of 9 phases of monopolar endogenous depression with abnormal intestinal sensations and hypochondriac delusions that appeared as delusional parasitosis in 5 of these phases. Differential diagnosis and therapeutic aspects are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Delusions / diagnosis
  • Delusions / psychology*
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Giardiasis / diagnosis
  • Giardiasis / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Hypochondriasis / diagnosis
  • Hypochondriasis / psychology
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / psychology*
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Sick Role
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology