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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 129-131

Hassle faced with induced mania in elderly female while treating for obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Department of Psychiatry, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ambala, Haryana, India

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Dr. Poonam Bharti
Guru Nanak Colony, Street Number 6, House Number 73, Opp. Medical College, Faridkot - 151 203, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_288_20

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most frequently associated comorbidities in bipolar disorder. While this presents a challenge in understanding the phenomenology and also the treatment aspect of cooccurrence of mania with OCD. The index case is of an elderly female who presented with obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms and while on treatment had mania episodes. The mania episodes presented challenges while managing underlying OC symptoms. The common neurobiological mechanism for the comorbid illness and treatment lacunae are discussed.

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