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Schizophrenia-Like Psychosis in Thyroid Crisis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 January 2018

Steven Greer
King's College Hospital, London, S.E.5
Victor Parsons
King's College Hospital, London, S.E.5


Very few cases of thyrotoxic psychoses have been reported during the last twenty years. Recent authoritative reviews on the management of thyrotoxicosis and its complications (Ingbar, 1966; Trotter, 1967) scarcely mention psychotic reactions. It seems that such conditions have become increasingly rare since the advent of modern anti-thyroid treatment. The present report attempts to summarize what is known about these disorders, and describes the clinical features, treatment and subsequent course of a schizophrenia-like psychosis which developed during thyroid crisis.

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