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Gardner-Diamond Syndrome in an Adolescent With Suicidal Ideation

A Case Report

KARA, TAYFUN, MD; TOPKARCI, ZEYNEP, MD; GÖRDÜ, ZÜLFIKAR, MD; AKALTUN, İSMAIL, MD

Journal of Psychiatric Practice®: January 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 54–57
doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000351
CLINICAL CASE DISCUSSIONS

Gardner-Diamond syndrome (GDS) is a rare disease often seen in young women involving painful localized inflammation and ecchymosis. Ecchymosis usually develops spontaneously after emotional stress. The pathophysiology of the disease is not fully understood, and little is known about management modalities for this syndrome. The primary approach of health professionals in the evaluation of this rare condition should involve identification of cases and investigation of potential accompanying psychiatric pathologies. The case presented here highlights the importance of assessing for GDS and reviews descriptions of GDS in the context of the existing literature.

KARA: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

TOPKARCI: Department of Dermatology, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

GÖRDÜ: Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

AKALTUN: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Please send correspondence to: Tayfun Kara, MD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy 34147, Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: tayfunkara@hotmail.com).

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