Neurofibromatosis type 1: A neuro-psycho-cutaneous syndrome?

Heather Potter // Meisha Raven // Publications // Jun 01 2018

PubMed ID: 29053048

Author(s): Burris CKH, Stier MA, Salamat S, Thomas S, Lauderdale S, Raven ML, Rodriguez ME, Reddy DN, Potter HD, Albert DM. Neurofibromatosis type 1: A neuro-psycho-cutaneous syndrome? Orbit. 2018 Jun;37(3):208-211. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2017.1383476. Epub 2017 Oct 20. PMID 29053048

Journal: Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Volume 37, Issue 3, Jun 2018

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an inherited disorder often associated with optic nerve gliomas, low-grade brain tumors, and readily visible signs. Though these features are frequently emphasized, the psychosocial and emotional morbidities are often overlooked. We present a patient with depressive disorder resulting in suicide in a patient with NF1.