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PSYCHIATRIC - DEMENTIA

Mental change and disturbances is often noted during acute attacks.

This may include dementia like presentation.

SOURCE:
Psychiatric symptoms of inherited metabolic disease.
Estrov Y, Scaglia F, Bodamer OA.
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
2000 Feb;23(1):2-6
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Mental deterioration with prominent effects on memory and behavior arising from
organic causes or diseases such as porphyria can cause dementia.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychistric Medicine
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Mental change and disturbances is often noted during acute attacks.

Dementia can occur.

SOURCE:
Psychiatric symptoms of inherited metabolic disease.
Estrov Y, Scaglia F, Bodamer OA.
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
2000 Feb;23(1):2-6



Dementia is a slow decline in memory, problem-solving ability, learning ability,
and judgment that may occur over several weeks to several months.

Dementia has been clinically identified in only severe cases of acute porphyria.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric Medicine
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Peculiar" personality changes may border on the psychotic during the mental
changes that occur dureing acute attacks of porphyria.

SOURCE:
The encyclopedia of baby and child care
Smith, L. H.
1980
New York, Warner Books.
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