Year: 1982 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.43, no.7, (1982), p.294-295 SIEC No: 19831380

Delayed onset of carbon monoxide encephalopathy may present to a psychiatrist as a functional illness in patients with a psychiatric history. Early detection is important as increased activity is antitherapeutic. A case report is described in which there was initial difficulty in confirming the diagnosis. New treatment approaches that might well prove beneficial to this particular syndrome are discussed.