Multiple myeloma presenting as secondary mania

Donald J. Kushon, Sunil Verma, Mahmoud Elfatah, Scott F. Allen, Kehinde Ogundipe, Renata Angelini, Amy Mackenzie

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Medical conditions that can cause new onset of mania may be overlooked, leading to treatment delays. The authors seek to increase awareness of multiple myeloma as a possible cause of secondary mania. The authors report on new-onset mania in a 59-year-old woman who after further medical investigation was found to have stage III multiple myeloma. Palliative treatment for multiple myeloma resulted in a decrease in the patient's manic symptoms and stabilizationof the medical condition. Recognition of multiple myeloma as a cause of secondary mania will facilitate proper treatment and prevent advancement of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-24
Number of pages3
JournalPrimary Psychiatry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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