Psychiatric manifestations of mercury poisoning

G. E. Fagala, Cindy Wigg

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Abstract

Mercury and its compounds are toxic substances that are widely used in industry and agriculture. Mercury poisoning is an uncommon but important clinical entity that often presents with psychiatric disturbances as a prominent part of the clinical picture. In this paper, a case of mercury poisoning in a 12-year-old girl with prominent psychiatric manifestations is presented. Relevant literature concerning the psychiatric manifestations of mercury poisoning is discussed. The importance of considering mercury poisoning, and toxic conditions in general, in the differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-311
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Mercury Poisoning
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Differential Diagnosis

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Psychiatric manifestations of mercury poisoning. / Fagala, G. E.; Wigg, Cindy.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1992, p. 306-311.

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