A 65-years-old woman with past history of diabetes mellitus experiences sudden acute onset of psychosis

  • Mansi Batra Department of Clinical Practice, Pharm D, M. M. College of Pharmacy, M. M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, (Haryana), India
  • Suraj Sandil Department of Clinical Practice, Pharm D, M. M. College of Pharmacy, M. M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, (Haryana), India
  • Sumeet Gupta Department of Pharmacology, M. M. College of Pharmacy, M. M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, (Haryana), India
  • Harbir Kaur Department of Medicine, M. M. Institute of Medical Science & Research, M. M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, (Haryana), India
  • Rohit Tiwari Department of Clinical Practice, Pharm D, M. M. College of Pharmacy, M. M. (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, (Haryana), India
Keywords: rural case study, Tertiary care hospital

Abstract

Positive association between hypoglycemia and psychosis has been reported by many of the researchers and health care professionals.
In our study case, we have reported a 65-year-old woman who diabetes mellitus with co morbidities for the past 20 years.
For the last 10 days, she had experienced psychosis symptoms which showed abnormal behavior. As per the diagnosis by the physicians,
inadequate insulin therapy may lead to hyperglycemic stage and psychosis symptoms. In order to prevent mental illness
and as the best treatment for psychosis in diabetes patients, insulin therapy must be administered to the patient at the right time
and needs regular follow up. In some of the cases it was also noted that, if the patients were left untreated they developed chronic
mental illness with short term dementia.

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Batra, Mansi, Suraj Sandil, Sumeet Gupta, Harbir Kaur, and Rohit Tiwari. 2020. “A 65-Years-Old Woman With past History of Diabetes Mellitus Experiences Sudden Acute Onset of Psychosis”. Romanian Journal of Diabetes Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 27 (4), 316-20. http://rjdnmd.org/index.php/RJDNMD/article/view/763.