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Sheehan's Syndrome Presenting as Major Depressive Disorder.

Qadri MI, Mushtaq MB, Qazi I, Yousuf S, Rashid A - Iran J Med Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: The patient discussed here is a 45-year-old female who had been on antidepressants and psychiatry follow up for a long time until she presented to our Out Patient Department (OPD), where she was evaluated in detail and diagnosed as a case of Sheehan's syndrome.The patient is doing well and is on a regular follow-up with us.Further studies are required to demystify the strength of this association in more detail and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanism.

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Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College Hospital, Srinagar, India;

ABSTRACT
Sheehan's syndrome or Simmond's disease is a rare endocrine disorder seen in clinical practice. The clinical spectrum is diverse and a high index of suspicion together with a good clinical acumen and proper diagnostic approach helps in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of this endocrinopathy. Sheehan's syndrome presenting as a major depressive disorder finds less mention in the literature. The patient discussed here is a 45-year-old female who had been on antidepressants and psychiatry follow up for a long time until she presented to our Out Patient Department (OPD), where she was evaluated in detail and diagnosed as a case of Sheehan's syndrome. The patient is doing well and is on a regular follow-up with us. Further studies are required to demystify the strength of this association in more detail and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanism.

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Mentions: MRI brain of the patient was done on follow up, which revealed an empty sella (figure 1). The rest of the scan was normal.


Sheehan's Syndrome Presenting as Major Depressive Disorder.

Qadri MI, Mushtaq MB, Qazi I, Yousuf S, Rashid A - Iran J Med Sci (2015)

Sagittal view MRI of the patient revealing empty sella (arrow).
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Figure 1: Sagittal view MRI of the patient revealing empty sella (arrow).
Mentions: MRI brain of the patient was done on follow up, which revealed an empty sella (figure 1). The rest of the scan was normal.

Bottom Line: The patient discussed here is a 45-year-old female who had been on antidepressants and psychiatry follow up for a long time until she presented to our Out Patient Department (OPD), where she was evaluated in detail and diagnosed as a case of Sheehan's syndrome.The patient is doing well and is on a regular follow-up with us.Further studies are required to demystify the strength of this association in more detail and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanism.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College Hospital, Srinagar, India;

ABSTRACT
Sheehan's syndrome or Simmond's disease is a rare endocrine disorder seen in clinical practice. The clinical spectrum is diverse and a high index of suspicion together with a good clinical acumen and proper diagnostic approach helps in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of this endocrinopathy. Sheehan's syndrome presenting as a major depressive disorder finds less mention in the literature. The patient discussed here is a 45-year-old female who had been on antidepressants and psychiatry follow up for a long time until she presented to our Out Patient Department (OPD), where she was evaluated in detail and diagnosed as a case of Sheehan's syndrome. The patient is doing well and is on a regular follow-up with us. Further studies are required to demystify the strength of this association in more detail and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanism.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus