Two cases of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid associated with psychosis and violence.

Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1988 Jun;22(2):203-6.


Wolston Park Hospital, Wacol, Qld.


Two cases are described in which serious violent acts occurred during the course of a psychotic illness and in which papillary carcinoma of the thyroid was later diagnosed. Several possible explanations are examined, including a suggestion that neuroendocrine changes reportedly associated with violence may have allowed existing thyroid cancers to grow so as to become clinically apparent.


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