Corpus ID: 27594680

Hypomania in a patient with congenital familial hypothyroidism and mild mental retardation.

@article{Mahendran1999HypomaniaIA,
  title={Hypomania in a patient with congenital familial hypothyroidism and mild mental retardation.},
  author={R. Mahendran},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          425-7
        }
}
This is a case of a 25-year-old lady with congenital familial hypothyroidism and mild mental retardation presenting with an affective psychosis. The occurrence of hypomanic symptoms in a severe hypothyroid state is unusual and only one other case has been reported. The possible etiological role of a sharp fall in circulating thyroxine levels and its effects on cerebral catecholamines is proposed. 
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