Extrapyramidal side effects and suicidal ideation under fluoxetine treatment: A case report

Christos Christodoulou, Athanasia Papadopoulou, Emmanouil Rizos, Kalliopi Tournikioti, X. Gonda, Athanassios Douzenis, Lefteris Lykouras

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Background: We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with depression who developed extrapyramidal symptoms (mainly parkinsonism) and suicidal ideation while on fluoxetine.Methods: The patient underwent neurological and neuroimaging examination.Results: The patient's neurological and neuroimaging examinations were normal and there was no other cause of extrapyramidal symptoms. The patient showed remission of the aforementioned symptomatology when fluoxetine was discontinued.Conclusions: This case shows that fluoxetine can be associated with extrapyramidal symptoms, and this may have an aggravating affect on clinical depression progress and the emergence of suicidal ideation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalAnnals of General Psychiatry
Volume9
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2010

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Suicidal Ideation
Fluoxetine
Neurologic Examination
Neuroimaging
Depression
Parkinsonian Disorders
Therapeutics

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Christodoulou, C., Papadopoulou, A., Rizos, E., Tournikioti, K., Gonda, X., Douzenis, A., & Lykouras, L. (2010). Extrapyramidal side effects and suicidal ideation under fluoxetine treatment: A case report. Annals of General Psychiatry, 9, [5]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-859X-9-5

Extrapyramidal side effects and suicidal ideation under fluoxetine treatment : A case report. / Christodoulou, Christos; Papadopoulou, Athanasia; Rizos, Emmanouil; Tournikioti, Kalliopi; Gonda, X.; Douzenis, Athanassios; Lykouras, Lefteris.

In: Annals of General Psychiatry, Vol. 9, 5, 18.01.2010.

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Christodoulou, Christos ; Papadopoulou, Athanasia ; Rizos, Emmanouil ; Tournikioti, Kalliopi ; Gonda, X. ; Douzenis, Athanassios ; Lykouras, Lefteris. / Extrapyramidal side effects and suicidal ideation under fluoxetine treatment : A case report. In: Annals of General Psychiatry. 2010 ; Vol. 9.
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