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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 57 (2015) 4, 280 - 283

Case report

Hashimoto encephalitis and depression

E.M. Veltman, D. Rhebergen, E. van Exel, M.L. Stek

Hashimoto encephalitis (he) is an auto-immune disease, with 40-50% of patients developing psychopathology. This could require targeted treatment. he and prednison could both cloud the identification of a concurrent depressive disorder. We saw a 78-year-old woman with he and a severe depression, and treated her succesfully with ect.

keywords auto-immune encephalitis, depression, Hashimoto encephalitis