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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

, 1:6

First Online: 17 July 2007Received: 01 March 2007Accepted: 17 July 2007


Anxiety and depression are well documented complications of adjustment in sickle cell disease SCD, but psychosis as a direct complication of or adjustment in SCD is uncommon. This article reports a case of psychosis in an adolescent with SCD. It advocates for further study on the relationship between psychosis and brain tissue silent-infarcts in these patients and the urge for alertness on the part of health care professionals regarding a holistic approach to the management of these children and adolescents with SCD.

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Autor: Muideen Owolabi Bakare



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