Escitalopram-induced Parkinsonism


Ak S. , Yagcioglu A. E. A.

GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.36, no.1, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.09.010
  • Title of Journal : GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY

Abstract

Objective: Since the early reports associating extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), SSRIs have been pointed as more common offenders among antidepressants in producing EPS. The induction of EPS by SSRIs has been thought to be a consequence of serotonergically mediated inhibition of the dopaminergic system. We would like to present a case of escitalopram-induced Parkinsonism to increase awareness of this clinical problem.