Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 357--359

Venlafaxine - Induced Mania


K Jagadheesan1, R Sandil2, D Ram3 
1 Senior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
2 Junior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
3 Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India

Correspondence Address:
K Jagadheesan
Senior Resident, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006
India

Venlafaxine is a novel antidepressant with a rapid onset of action. It is highly efficacious in the treatment of depression and in comparison to the traditional thcyclic antidepressants, it has a favourable side effects profile. Although effective, venlafaxine too carries a risk for manic switch in bipolar affective disorder patients. Give the paucity of literature, we report a case of venlafaxine induced mania and discuss the possible neurochemical underpinnings of this adversity.


How to cite this article:
Jagadheesan K, Sandil R, Ram D. Venlafaxine - Induced Mania.Indian J Psychiatry 2001;43:357-359


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