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Adult-Onset Psychosis and Clinical Genetics: A Case of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome
Erick Messias, M.D.; Sean N. Kaley, M.D.; Kent D. McKelvey, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;25:E27-E27. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.12100241
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This project was supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5P20RR020146-09), the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103425-09), the National Institutes of Health, and a CTSA award to the TRI (UL1 TR000039).

Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia
Grovetown, GA

Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Dept. of Genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

Correspondence: e-mail: emessias@gmail.com

Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Psychiatric presentation of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (22q13.3 deletion) is not well characterized.1 We present the case of a patient whose worsening symptoms led to psychiatric evaluation, with subsequent genetic testing and diagnosis.

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