A 48-year old woman who is suffering from Behcet?s disease (BD) for 16 years was diagnosed as having bipolar affective disorder (BAD) at the age of 41. Correlative effects of her both illness have been examined when she has been treated in our hospital because of her new mixed episode. It has known that these kind of illnesses have different correlative effects about each other and therefore they might influence the patient?s quality of life adversely. In our patient, bipolar disorder which developed about 9-10 years after the first physical manifestations of BD has come in to rapidly cycling in last 2 years, the exact opposite of this situation, the BD ameliorated after beginning of bipolar disorder , practically it was in the remission. Rapidly cycling feature of her BP illness deteriorated patient?s life and comprimised her treatment. There are only a few publication in the current literature about comorbidity of Behçet?s Disease and BAD. In this case report, relationship and potential causes of this unusual situation is discussed compared to similar situations in the literature.
Behcet?s disease, bipolar affective disorders, rapid cycling, late onset