Pegylated interferon and Ribavirin are the treatment backbone for chronic hepatitis C and may favour the development of psychiatric symptoms. These adverse events may reduce treatment adherence and are a risk factor for its failure. The recent experts’ recommendations of European Association for the Study of the Liver, suggest monitoring psychiatric manifestations on a regular basis during the antiviral treatment but the frequency of psychiatric controls sometimes might be insufficient. We present a particular case of a young woman without psychiatric history, who developed different mood and behavioural disturbances during antiviral therapy, that required an intensive psychiatric monitoring and supportive psychotherapy.

Development of different psychiatric manifestations during antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C.

SIMONETTI, GIULIA;VITALE, GIOVANNI;VUKOTIC, RANKA;ABDELALL, NESRINE GAMAL MOHAMED;BERNARDI, MAURO;ANDREONE, PIETRO
2014

Abstract

Pegylated interferon and Ribavirin are the treatment backbone for chronic hepatitis C and may favour the development of psychiatric symptoms. These adverse events may reduce treatment adherence and are a risk factor for its failure. The recent experts’ recommendations of European Association for the Study of the Liver, suggest monitoring psychiatric manifestations on a regular basis during the antiviral treatment but the frequency of psychiatric controls sometimes might be insufficient. We present a particular case of a young woman without psychiatric history, who developed different mood and behavioural disturbances during antiviral therapy, that required an intensive psychiatric monitoring and supportive psychotherapy.
Simonetti G; Vitale G; Taruschio G; Vukotic R; Gamal N; Pirillo L; Boncompagni G; Bernardi M; Andreone.
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