A 32-year-old member asked:
Can you really go crazy from syphilis?
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Neurology 59 years experience
Yes: In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
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Last updated Oct 1, 2020
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