Relapsing Paranoid Psychosis as the First Manifestation of Pheochromocytoma
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(7):949-950 [letter]
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Psychiatric manifestations of pheochromocytoma—
a rare disease in which a tumor causes the adrenal medulla
to overproduce epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones—
are usually limited to anxiety states. We report a patient who
presented with paranoid psychosis as the only manifestation
of pheochromocytoma long before pheochromocytoma was
Mr. A, a 35-year-old man, developed psychotic
symptoms of 2 months’ duration in March 1999.