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Neuropsychiatric symptoms in a patient with Cushing’s syndrome

Reyna Daya
Faheem Seedat
Emilia Blomerus
Saajidah Bulbulia
Zaheer Bayat


Cushing’s syndrome (CS) may present with different neurological and/or psychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment and psychosis. Psychosis is a rare clinical manifestation, with literature limited to case reports. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with psychosis secondary to CS who was mis-diagnosed as schizophrenia-like psychosis. This case highlights the importance of considering CS as a differential when ruling out medical causes in patients with either new or persistent mental health disturbances.

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