Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Western Makedonia, GreeceFulltext PDF
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder in which the body secretes abnormally low levels of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH). The cognitive function of patients suffering from secondary hypoparathyroidism has not been adequately studied, while during the neuropsychological examination, most patients experience a decrease in their cognitive functions. Aim: The purpose of the study was to present the case of a 54-year-old female patient with hypoparathyroidism, and the results of her neuropsychological evaluation. Results: Hypothyroidism has psychological and cognitive implications, usually presenting slowly. It is usually seen in middle-aged women and in many cases is recognized as depression. The literature states that in neglected and severe cases there may be psychotic manifestations such as paranoid ideas and confusion. Conclusion: The symptoms of this patient were severe cognitive deficits which focused on slowness of perception and attention, disorders of memory and concentration. For this reason, it initially presented a clinical picture of possible onset dementia. The patient's condition was reversible with thyroxine. The antidepressants did not work
Neuropsychological assessment; Hypothyroidism; Hypoparathyroidism
Antonis T. Secondary Hypoparathyroidism - A Neuropsychological Evaluation Case Study. Ann Clin Med Res. 2021; 2(3): 1032..