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Clinical Symptoms in Tricyclic Antidepressant Discontinuation

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient recently treated with a tricyclic antidepressant for symptoms of the discontinuation syndrome.

Specialty:

Psychiatry
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

F19.9, F31, F32, F33, F34, T43.0

Description:

Abrupt discontinuation of a tricyclic antidepressant can result in a variety of unpleasant symptoms for the patient. This was first described by Dilsaver et al.

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