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Severe Aripiprazole-Induced Extrapyramidal Parkinsonian Features In A Patient With Psychotic Depression On Sertraline: A Case Report

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Author(s): Ahmed Rady | Heba Abou El-Wafa | Osama Elkholy

Journal: The Internet Journal of Mental Health
ISSN 1531-2941

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Aripiprazole | P450 | Extrapyramidal | psychotic depression

ABSTRACT
Aripiprazole is a third generation antipsychotic with partial dopaminergic activity. In addition to its proven antipsychotic effects, it has become more widely accepted at the clinical level. It is FDA-approved as an adjunctive therapy for depression with or without psychotic features. This case report concerns the development of severe Parkinsonian features in a depressed psychotic patient following the addition of aripiprazole to his sertraline treatment.
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