Ocean Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health Research | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Postoperative Psychosis Secondary to Propofol

Khushbu Shah*

Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York, USA

*Correspondence to: Khushbu Shah 

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Postoperative delirium is a well-documented occurrence in geriatric patients particularly in the intensive care unit following high operative stress surgeries such as orthopedic surgeries or cardio-thoracic surgeries. Rarely if at all, is postoperative psychosis seen with short, elective, or low operative stress surgeries. In this case, we present a case of postoperative psychosis secondary to propofol in a geriatric patient with psychiatric illnesses.


Elderly; Psychosis; Schizoaffective Disorder; Mood Disorder; Anxiety; Obsessive Compulsive disorder; Weight loss; Depressed; Psychomotor Retardation


Shah K, Ali S, Kaleehmullah Z, Ade-kolawole O. Postoperative Psychosis Secondary To Propofol. Oce J of Psy & Men Heal. 2021:1(1):1-4.