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Hypoparathyroidism is usually associated with the removal of the parathyroid glands or by damage thyroidectomy, but sometimes there are idiopathic cases. The main symptoms of tetany, cataracts and epilepsy. A review of the literature on hypoparathyroidism (Denko, Kaelbling 1962), at least half of the cases related to surgical, psychiatric symptoms are observed, often in the form of acute organic psychiatric syndromes. In cases of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism more common chronic psychiatric syndromes. Less frequent complications are depression, irritability and nervousness (psevdonevroz). Bipolar and schizophrenic disorders are rare (see: Lishman 1987), it is possible that they only incidentally coincided with hypoparathyroidism. Diagnosis is based on the characteristic of somatic symptoms and indicators of calcium in the blood serum.

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