Exacerbation of psychosis after discontinuation of carbamazepine treatment

C. W.C. Heh, J. Sramek, J. Herrera, J. Costa

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Carbamazepine alone or carbamazepine plus neuroleptic was administered to 20 chronic schizophrenic patients. Upon abrupt discontinuation two of the 20 patients had exacerbations of their psychoses characterized by paranoia, hostility, and agitation. The authors discuss the possibility of a carbamazepine withdrawal syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)878-879
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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