Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 339–340

A manic episode associated with bereavement in a patient with lung cancer

A case report
  • H. Onishi
  • Akira Miyashita
  • Kenji Kosaka
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DOI: 10.1007/s005209900109

Cite this article as:
Onishi, H., Miyashita, A. & Kosaka, K. Support Care Cancer (2000) 8: 339. doi:10.1007/s005209900109

Abstract

 We describe a manic episode associated with bereavement in a lung cancer patient. The patient became manic 4 days after the death of a close friend also suffering from lung cancer, though the deceased was not a member of his immediate family. Manic episodes in cancer patients are rare, and our report of a manic episode associated with bereavement may also serve to highlight possible precipitating factors, which have not been adequately emphasized in the literature to date.

Key words Manic episodeBereavementFuneral mania

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Onishi
    • 1
  • Akira Miyashita
    • 2
  • Kenji Kosaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, 3–9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa 236–0004, Japan Tel.: +81-45-787-2667 Fax: +81-45-783-2540JP
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, JapanJP