A Case of Menstruation Related Psychosis-A Rare Entity
Mohamad Sirri Tarazi, Fida-Al-Atrash, Paresh Dandona and Nitesh D Kuhadiya*
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University at Buffalo (UB), Ambulatory Care Center, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Buffalo, New York
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kuhadiya ND
Department of Endocrinology
Diabetes and Metabolism
University at Buffalo (UB)
462 Grider Street, 3rd Floor
Ambulatory Care Center
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)
Buffalo, New York 14215
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E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: March 2, 2016; Acc date: April 12, 2016; Pub date: April 19, 2016
Citation: Tarazi MS, Fida-Al-Atrash, Paresh Dandona, Nitesh D Kuhadiya (2016) A Case of Menstruation Related Psychosis-A Rare Entity. Gen Med (Los Angeles) 4:231. doi:10.4172/2327-5146.1000231
Copyright: © 2016 Tarazi MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Case Description: A 48 years old lady was referred to our clinic by her psychologist for further evaluation of menstruation related psychosis and to rule out underlying endocrine etiology. The psychotic episodes occur only around the time of menstruation. Since last two years she has had multiple admissions for brief delusional episodes. All those incidents coincided around the time of her menstrual cycle. She remains in full remission in the intermenstrual periods and does not require treatment with anti-psychotic medications. In this case we discuss the less understood phenomenon of menstruation induced psychosis.
Conclusions: It is important to report cases of menstruation related psychosis to estimate the true prevalence of this rare entity. The endocrinologists should also be aware of this clinical entity, as they are likely to get referrals for such cases as it is presumed to be a hormonal problem.