Interferon alpha induced mania in a patient with malign melanoma: case report
Kaya, N. (2008) Interferon alpha induced mania in a patient with malign melanoma: case report. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (2). pp. 111-115.
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Interferon alpha is commonly used in the treatment of several diseases because of their stimulating effects on immune response, such as viral hepatitis, malign melanoma and multiple sclerosis. It was reported that IFN-α induce neuropsychiatric side effects such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, mania, suicidal ideation, somnolence and delirium in addition to flue like symptoms including weakness, fever, headache and myalgia. In this paper was presented a case of IFN-α induced mania in a patient treated for malign melanoma and with the family history of bipolar disorder.
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