Best Differential Diagnosis Book

Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to be considered include the following:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Fahr disease
  • AIDS
  • Medications (eg, antidepressants can propel a patient into mania; other medications may include baclofen, bromide, bromocriptine, captopril, cimetidine, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, disulfiram, hydralazine, isoniazid, levodopa, methylphenidate, metrizamide, procarbazine, procyclidine)
  • Circadian rhythm desynchronization
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Multiple personality disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (in children)
  • Substance abuse disorders (eg, with alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, hallucinogens, opiates)

Differential Diagnoses

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