Bipolar affective disorder associated with Klinefelter's syndrome - A case report


Bekaroglu M., Soylu C., Soylu N., Bilici M.

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND RELATED SCIENCES, vol.34, no.4, pp.308-310, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND RELATED SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-310

Abstract

Several cytogenetic surveys and literature reviews have suggested a possible association between Klinefelter's syndrome and bipolar illness. We describe a manic patient with Klinefelter's syndrome who was treated successfully with lithium. Our patient represents the 32nd reported case of bipolar disorder in an individual with a known chromosomal abnormality, the 15th with Klinefelter's syndrome, and the 11th with a karyotype of 47XXY.