Postpartum psychosis with abnormal movements: Dopamine supersensitivity unmasked by withdrawal of endogenous estrogens?

S. Vinogradov, J. G. Csernansky

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Abstract

The authors describe two cases of postpartum psychosis accompanied by abnormal extrapyramidal movements. The presentation of these cases, as well as research evidence indicating that estrogens influence dopamine receptor function, leads the authors to hypothesize that dopamine receptor supersensitivity may have been induced by prepartum increases in endogenous estrogens and unmasked by postpartum estrogen withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume51
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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