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Menopause and psychosis?

My sister-in-law was hospitalized 4 days ago due to a psychotic break ..delusions..paranoia.  She is 45 and perimenopausal. We know she was diagnosed with depression and found Xanax and Zoloft prescribed for her menopausal symptoms.  She has stopped eating/drinking; has lost approx 75 lbs in the last 3 mos.  My question is could this be related to hormonal fluctuations in her body due to the onset of menopause?
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Possibly, or she could have Major Depression.  Major Depression with psychosis.  It can happen whenever the person is under a lot of stress or having hormonal changes that disrupt normal sleeping and daily activities.

She should be fine--as long she keeps taking her meds.

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Yes, although old post, psychosis can be a direct result of decreased estrogen levels!  I had the psychosis for years before beginning BHRT!
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