October 1976

Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency With Psychosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1976;33(10):1202-1203. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1976.01770100064006

• Several authors have attempted to establish a correlation between glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency and chronic schizophrenia, and the results were contradictory. We propose that the correlation between G-6-PD deficiency and schizophrenia is to be found in the form of an acute delirium.