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Monday, May 27, 2013
A 20 year old G1P1 woman presents two weeks postpartum with bizarre behavior. According to the husband, she has not been sleeping at all and has started "hearing and seeing things." She also believes her child is an incarnation of an evil deity; at first, the husband thought it was a joke, but she seems completely serious. She has rapid mood changes, anxiety, and irritability. She has no history of any medical or psychiatric disease, though there is a family history of bipolar disorder. The husband asks if this could be a manifestation of thyroid disease.
Challenge: You hospitalize this woman for a medical emergency - what?
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