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Can a pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma produce important psychiatric symptoms or not?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of adrenal gland.
It can cause psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety feeling of extreme fright i also has medical symptoms. Please see an endocriniologist for your condition.

In brief: Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of adrenal gland.
It can cause psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety feeling of extreme fright i also has medical symptoms. Please see an endocriniologist for your condition.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, rapid speech and thinking, racing thoughts, hypomanic behavior, all symptoms of noradrenergic and adrenergic hyperactive state.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Two questions:

Pheochromocytoma (formed in the medulla of the adrenal gland) can cause irritability, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and tremors.
Paraganglionoma (forms outside the adrenal gland). It can cause insomnia, nervousness, panic and the psychiatric symptoms that can occur especially with high or low blood sugar. Best wishes.

In brief: Two questions:

Pheochromocytoma (formed in the medulla of the adrenal gland) can cause irritability, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and tremors.
Paraganglionoma (forms outside the adrenal gland). It can cause insomnia, nervousness, panic and the psychiatric symptoms that can occur especially with high or low blood sugar. Best wishes.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pheochromocytoma

The high level of neurotransmitters in cases of pheochromocytoma may produce a "manic-like" episode in persons who are not suffering of bipolar disorder.
They would experience insomnia, restlessness, hyperactivity, irritability, anger, rapid speech and thinking, lack of restrained erratic behavior, aggression or violence, as well as symptoms like hypertension, tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.

In brief: Pheochromocytoma

The high level of neurotransmitters in cases of pheochromocytoma may produce a "manic-like" episode in persons who are not suffering of bipolar disorder.
They would experience insomnia, restlessness, hyperactivity, irritability, anger, rapid speech and thinking, lack of restrained erratic behavior, aggression or violence, as well as symptoms like hypertension, tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
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Dr. Mark Weston
Anxiety
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Thank you for the comment. Anxiety and fear might be the earliest and most disabling of all symptoms in those cases.
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