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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 59 (2017) 12, 784 - 787

Case report

Psychosis in a patient with Prader-Willi syndrome

W. Merckx, W. Lecot, K. Titeca

Prader-Willi syndrome (pws) is a genetic disorder characterised by specific physical and behavioural abnormalities. Recent studies indicate that patients suffering from this syndrome have an increased risk of psychiatric disorders, including psychosis. We describe the development and the psychiatric condition of a 31-year-old patient with pws who had a first psychotic episode at age 14 and subsequently experienced a highly variable course of recovery and relapse.

keywords Prader-Willi syndrome, psychosis