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Case Reports in Psychiatry
Volume 2011, Article ID 246820, 4 pages
Case Report

Treatment Complexities of a Young Woman Suffering Psychosis and Pituitary Adenoma

1Inpatient Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Cote St. Catherine Road, No. 542A, Montreal, QC, Canada H3T 1E2
2Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2T5
3Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada H4B 1R6

Received 12 August 2011; Accepted 11 September 2011

Academic Editor: J. S. Brar

Copyright © 2011 Maxine Sigman and Kate Drury. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is a clinical description of the presentation, therapy, and pharmacological management of a 28-year-old woman who had nine admissions to a psychiatry ward, the last four within one year. It became clear that the treatments, which the patient had received concurrently for ten years for a pituitary adenoma and for psychotic symptoms, were counteractive. The case highlights the importance of the role of prolactin in psychosis and of an interdisciplinary team approach when patients present with complex symptoms.