Simultaneous Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder in Monozygotic Twins

Suria Hussin, Noorul Amilin Harun, Aini Hayati Mohd Hashim, Nik Suhaila Zakaria


Objective: This case report highlights the importance of genetic contribution to the liability of bipolar disorder and atypical complex presentation.

Methods: We describe a pair of monozygotic twins presented with acute manic symptoms with psychosis that occurred simultaneously.

Results: The cases were chosen as they illustrate various presentations of bipolar disorder in children and adolescent and the importance of early treatment.

Conclusions: Bipolar disorder should be considered in children and adolescent presented with episodic mood and behaviour changes.

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Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder; Monozygotic Twin; Adolescent; Simultaneous.

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