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

Menstrual psychosis: A not so forgotten reality


Rajashree Ray1, Imon Paul2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Imon Paul
Department of Psychiatry, IQ City Medical College, IQ City Road, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Ray R, Paul I. Menstrual psychosis: A not so forgotten reality.Indian J Psychiatry 2020;62:585-587


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Ray R, Paul I. Menstrual psychosis: A not so forgotten reality. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];62:585-587
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