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Manic episode after total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: case report
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Wendy K. Marsh, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Alan P. Brown, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Anthony J. Rothschild, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Publication Date
4-1-2012
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Antimanic Agents; Bipolar Disorder; Female; *Health Status; Humans; Hysterectomy; Middle Aged; Ovariectomy; Women's Health
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Times of rapid decline in reproductive hormones have been associated with mood episode onset, and the menopausal transition confers an increased risk of depression. Mood state in women with bipolar disorder during the rapid decline in reproductive hormones resulting from surgical menopause has not been reported.

METHODS: The case of a 46-year-old woman with bipolar disorder presenting to her psychiatrist after total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is described.

RESULTS: A manic episode was diagnosed, with onset 10 days after surgical menopause.

CONCLUSIONS: Surgical menopause may place a woman with bipolar disorder at greater risk of mood episodes. In particular, risk of mania must be considered.

DOI of Published Version
10.1097/gme.0b013e318230dffc
Source
Menopause. 2012 Apr;19(4):476-8. Link to article on publisher's site
Related Resources
Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
22027942
Citation Information
Wendy K. Marsh, Alan P. Brown and Anthony J. Rothschild. "Manic episode after total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: case report" Vol. 19 Iss. 4 (2012) ISSN: 1072-3714 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/anthony_rothschild/117/