A Case of Acute Psychosis Following Normalisation of Thyroid Status with Propylthiouracil in Long-standing Hyperthyroidism


  • Tom Ansumol Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • Chacko Deenu Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • Karunakaran Vidhukumar Government Medical College, Ernakulam




hyperthyroidism, acute psychosis, propylthiouracil


Precipitation of acute psychosis following normalisation of thyroid status has been reported previously. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old man with long-standing hyperthyroidism unresponsive to carbimazole, developing acute polymorphic psychotic disorder without symptoms of schizophrenia, along with normalization of thyroid status, after seven months of treatment with propylthiouracil.


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How to Cite

Ansumol, T., Deenu, C., & Vidhukumar, K. (2018). A Case of Acute Psychosis Following Normalisation of Thyroid Status with Propylthiouracil in Long-standing Hyperthyroidism. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 30(2), 90–92. https://doi.org/10.30834/KJP.30.2.2017.123