Brief Report: Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features in Williams Syndrome: A Case Series

Brief Report: Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features in Williams Syndrome: A Case Series Descriptions of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) and co-morbid major depressive disorder (MDD) with psychotic features have not appeared in the literature. In addition to reviewing previous reports of psychotic symptoms in persons with WS, this paper introduces clinical histories and therapeutic management strategies for three previously unreported adults with WS diagnosed with co-morbid MDD with psychotic features. Co-morbid medical disorders common in WS are highlighted with regard to safe and appropriate pharmacological treatment. The importance of assessment for co-morbid MDD with psychotic features in individuals with WS is emphasized. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Springer Journals

Brief Report: Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features in Williams Syndrome: A Case Series

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Psychology; Child and School Psychology; Pediatrics; Neurosciences; Public Health
ISSN
0162-3257
eISSN
1573-3432
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10803-017-3384-x
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Abstract

Descriptions of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS) and co-morbid major depressive disorder (MDD) with psychotic features have not appeared in the literature. In addition to reviewing previous reports of psychotic symptoms in persons with WS, this paper introduces clinical histories and therapeutic management strategies for three previously unreported adults with WS diagnosed with co-morbid MDD with psychotic features. Co-morbid medical disorders common in WS are highlighted with regard to safe and appropriate pharmacological treatment. The importance of assessment for co-morbid MDD with psychotic features in individuals with WS is emphasized.

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Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 21, 2017

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