Psychotic episode secondary to gonadotrophins
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Sep-Oct;36(5):549.e7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.05.016. Epub 2014 Jun 2.
Psychotic episode secondary to gonadotrophins.
Rodrigues JD1, Lapa MG2, Brockington IF3.
To report a case of a substance-induced psychotic disorder secondary to ovulation induction therapy with gonadotrophins.
We report a case of a psychotic episode secondary to gonadotrophins therapy. The acute episode was treated with antipsychotic (Aripiprazole). After 2 years the patient remains free of psychotic symptoms.
There have been several reports correlating low levels of estrogen with psychotic symptoms, leading to studies evaluating the possible effect of this hormone as an antipsychotic. In this case, we report psychotic symptoms with high levels of estradiol, which is contrary to that theory.
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Estradiol; Estrogen; Gonadotrophins; In vitro; Psychotic