Psychotic episode secondary to gonadotrophins

José Daniel Machado Rodrigues, Maria Georgina Santos Lapa, Ian Fraser Brockington

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To report a case of a substance-induced psychotic disorder secondary to ovulation induction therapy with gonadotrophins.

Case report.

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549.e7-549.e8
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number5
Early online date2 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014


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