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Treatment of pathological crying with citalopram.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11778147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pathological laughing and/or crying may occur as a concomitant symptom of various diseases of the central nervous system. No known anatomical basis for any of these disorders exists at present. However, references to a disturbance in central serotoninergic neurotransmission have become frequent in the literature, implicating this as an important etiological factor. In the present communication three cases of successful treatment of pathological crying using the SSRI citalopram are reported. Besides the response of pathological crying in cerebral ischemia to SSRIs, which has already been described in earlier publications, this is the first report on the successful administration of citalopram for treating pathological crying in Parkinson's disease. Onset of response was very rapid in all cases.
Authors:
W P Kaschka; A Meyer; K R Schier; W Fröscher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0176-3679     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-04     Completed Date:  2002-03-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402938     Medline TA:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Ulm, Department of Psychiatry I, Weissenau Psychiatric Hospital, Ravensburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation / therapeutic use*
Brain Ischemia / complications,  drug therapy*
Citalopram / therapeutic use*
Crying
Female
Humans
Parkinson Disease / complications,  drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation; 59729-33-8/Citalopram

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