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Psychiatric Manifestations of Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

Kai-Da Cheng, Wei-Jen Chen, Frank Huang-Chih Chou

Object: Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. When
it involves the central nervous system, the patient can have psychotic disorder,
mood disorder and personality disorder. Case Report: A 54-year-old female patient
with Sjögren’s syndrome presented psychotic and mood symptoms. She
showed obvious psychotic and mood symptoms when the autoimmune antibodies
are active. Immunosuppressants and antipsychotics are prescribed to treat her
symptoms and signs. Patient’s psychiatric symptoms were improved when the activity
of Sjögren’s syndrome was subsided. Conclusion: For patients with autoimmune
diseases and with psychiatric symptoms, the physician needs to treat the underlying
diseases effectively to get their psychiatric conditions improved.
Key Word Sjögren’s syndrome, autoimmune diseases, psychiatric disorder
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