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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 585-587

Menstrual psychosis: A not so forgotten reality

1 Department of Psychiatry, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

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Imon Paul
Department of Psychiatry, IQ City Medical College, IQ City Road, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_883_20

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Menstrual psychosis is a rare entity, reported mostly as case studies in the medical literature. It presents with an acute onset of psychotic symptoms lasting for a short duration in a previously normal patient and occurring in rhythm with her menstrual cycle. It is usually associated with complete recovery in between episodes. This case series elaborates three case studies which have met the modern classification of this disorder and responded adequately to treatment. Reporting this series will help us to recognize and explore the role of hormonal changes related to the menstrual cycle on the mental health of women.



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