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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 87-89

Fluoxetine Induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms : Case Reports


1 Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi -834006, India
2 Ex-Junior Resident in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi -834006, India

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Haque S Nizamie
Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi -834006
India
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This case report describes the induction of extrapyramidal symptoms with fluoxetine, which is reported to be a rare phenomenon. A dopamine blockade at the nigrostriatal level primarily mediated by serotonin has been proposed as the probable mechanism.



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