A manic episode associated with bereavement in a patient with lung cancer
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- Onishi, H., Miyashita, A. & Kosaka, K. Support Care Cancer (2000) 8: 339. doi:10.1007/s005209900109
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.