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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 882-884

Sertraline induced mandibular dystonia and bruxism


1 Department of Psychiatry, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri, India

Correspondence Address:
N A Uvais
Department of Psychiatry, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.201168

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Specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been associated with the occurrence of drug-induced parkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, and akathisia. Here, we describe a young female patient with a diagnosis of the moderate depressive episode who developed mandibular dystonia and bruxism with sertraline in the absence of concurrent prescription of medications, which have potential action on the dopaminergic system.


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