volume 295, issue 6590, P98-98 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6590.98
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Abstract: the depression may have been coincidental. Evidence against this, however, is the relation between the premorbid postviral fatigue and the later onset of depression, the temporal relation between the encephalopathy and depression, and the rarity of delusional depression at this age. Although delirium is the commonest psychiatric presentation of encephalitis, delusional depression also occurs.5 A latent period between the acute infection and depression has been noted with milder depressive illnesses' and neurol…

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