Vampiristic behaviors in a patient with traumatic brain injury induced disinhibition
William M Hervey, Glenn Catalano, Maria C Catalano, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
William M Hervey, Glenn Catalano, Maria C Catalano, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33613, United States
Author contributions: Hervey WM, Catalano G and Catalano MC contributed equally to this work; Catalano G identified the case; Hervey WM, Catalano G and Catalano MC all assisted in the conception of the case, collection of clinical data and interpretation of clinical data; Hervey WM drafted the article; Catalano G and Catalano MC made critical revisions related to the intellectual content of the manuscript; Hervey WM, Catalano C and Catalano MC each exercised final approval of the finished manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This case report was exempt from the Institutional Review Board standards at the Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) at the University of South Florida.
Informed consent statement: The patient involved in this study gave her verbal informed consent prior to inclusion in this case report.
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Correspondence to: Glenn Catalano, MD, Chief, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard #116A, Tampa, FL 33612, United States. email@example.com
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Received: January 29, 2016
Peer-review started: January 29, 2016
First decision: February 29, 2016
Revised: March 3, 2016
Accepted: March 24, 2016
Article in press: March 25, 2016
Published online: June 16, 2016