Escitalopram-induced Parkinsonism.

Ak S., Yagcioglu A. E.

General hospital psychiatry, vol.36, no.1, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2013.09.010
  • Journal Name: General hospital psychiatry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Escitalopram, Extrapyramidal side effects, Parkinsonism, Biperiden, SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS, OF-THE-LITERATURE, DISEASE, FLUOXETINE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.