Viola - A Rare Presentation of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia presents in many curious ways. Here we report a 42-year-old, married lady brought with history of wearing gentsâ€™ clothes for the past three months, attributed to a desire to become a church priest. Though Gender Identity Disorder was suspected at first contact in the Emergency Room, collection of detailed history after admission revealed that for the past 25 years she had reduced social interaction, impaired personal care and functioning, and increasedÂ religiosity.Â MSE revealed delusions of persecution, grandeur and control. She was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and treated with antipsychotics, following which she improved and gradually returned to wearing ladiesâ€™ clothes.
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