Mania/hypomania associated with withdrawal of antidepressants
Mehmet Güdük, İlke Yeşer Erensoy, Filiz Ersümer
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Article No: 11   Article Type :  Case Report
Although paradoxical mania/hypomania due to antidepressant withdrawal is rarely reported in the literature as case report, it is possible that it may be observed more commonly in the clinical settings. Paradoxical mania/hypomania is reported to be associated with tricyclic antidepressants as well as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants. Although paradoxical mania/hypomania due to sertraline and paroxetine withdrawal are reported individually, we will discuss a patient with paradoxical mania/hypomania due to withdrawal of both antidepressants administered at two different time periods, since this is the only case reported so far.
Keywords : Antidepressant discontinuation, hypomania, mania, paroxetine, sertraline
Dusunen Adam The Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences 2013;26:303-306
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