Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci.  2020 Aug;18(3):458-462.

Various Psychiatric Manifestation in DiGeorge Syndrome (22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome): A Case Report

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea


This case report aimed to describe various psychiatric manifestation and treatment course in a patient with DiGeorge syndrome. Psychiatric symptoms and treatment course in a female patient with DiGeorge syndrome were described. This patient showed psychotic symptoms, mood symptoms, and intellectual disability. As well as various psychiatric symptoms, treatment response and sensitivity of side effect by antipsychotics were different from typical characteristics in psychiatric disorders. This case suggests that the genetic defect in DiGeorge syndrome might have a great association with psychiatric problems and response of antipsychotics.


DiGeorge syndrome; Psychotic disorders; Bipolar disorder; Depressive disorder; Intellectual disability
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