Vitamin B12 Deficiency Manifested as Mania: A Case Report
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(3):238 [letter]
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Multiple psychiatric symptoms may precede pernicious
anemia. Only 1 case of full manic syndrome secondary to B12
deficiency has been reported.1
Case report. Ms. A was a 35-year-old woman with no personal
or family history of psychiatric disorders, who was admitted
to the hospital in February of 2005 with a 3-week
history of episodes of manic symptoms of several hours’ duration,
including grandiosity, hyperactivity, sexual indiscretion,
hyperphagia, irritable mood, reckless behavior, flight of ideas,
and overbearing manner.