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Delirium and Mania With Catatonic Features in a Brazilian Patient: Response to ECT
Ana Letícia Santos Nunes, M.D.; Elie Cheniaux, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E01-E03. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.12110262
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Instituto de Psiquiatria da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Instituto de Psiquiatria da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Correspondence: Ana Letícia Santos Nunes; e-mail: analeticianunes@hotmail.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Mania with delirium is an acute syndrome of excitement, delirium, and psychosis.1 Frequently, catatonic signs are also present.2 Modern literature on clinical characteristics and treatment of this condition is still rare, consisting basically of case reports15 and review articles.2 Moreover, “delirious mania” is commonly ignored in clinical practice,3 and so, these patients are not promptly and properly treated and have high mortality rates.6

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