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Mania Secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury: a Case Report
Selma Bozkurt Zincir, M.D.; Filiz İzci, M.D.; Guler Acar, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2014;26:E31. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13040087
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The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Erenkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders, United States – Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey

Send correspondence to Dr. Zincir; e-mail: sbozkurtzincir@yahoo.com

Copyright © 2014 by the American Psychiatric Association

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To the Editor: Mood disorders after traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur at a greater frequency than in the general population with estimates approaching 25%‒50% for major depression, 15%‒30% for dysthymia, and 9% for mania.1 Despite common occurrence, there are relatively few studies that provide clear assistance about diagnosis and management of symptoms following TBI. Therefore, case reports have a significant role in the diagnosis, physiopathology, and management of mania after TBI. Here a case of mania secondary to TBI, which is successfully treated with olanzapine and valproate, is presented.

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