Violent Suicide Attempt in a Context of Myxedema Psychosis following Radioiodine Treatment with Graves’ Disease

Case Reports in Psychiatry
18 Jan, 2019 ,

This is a case of suicide attempt by self-stabbing in a 43-year-old woman without past psychiatric history, four months after radioiodine therapy for Graves’ disease. On clinical examination remarkable signs of myxedema were found and blood investigations showed hypothyroidism with an extremely high TSH level. After the initiation of an oral thyroid replacement therapy a rapid physical and psychiatric improvement was observed.