We studied a 67-year-old woman with a sporadic form of hyperekplexia, who experienced 8-10 excessive startle responses to unexpected stimuli per month. Therapy with fluoxetine had a definite beneficial effect. This finding supports the hypothesis that serotonergic mechanisms play a role in this disorder.

Beneficial effect of fluoxetine in a case of sporadic hyperekplexia / G. Sechi, S. Sotgiu, M.P. Valenti, M.G. Pitzolu, P. Peterlongo, L. Larizza, G. Rosati. - In: CLINICAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0362-5664. - 23:3(2000), pp. 161-163. [10.1097/00002826-200005000-00006]

Beneficial effect of fluoxetine in a case of sporadic hyperekplexia

L. Larizza
Penultimo
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2000

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We studied a 67-year-old woman with a sporadic form of hyperekplexia, who experienced 8-10 excessive startle responses to unexpected stimuli per month. Therapy with fluoxetine had a definite beneficial effect. This finding supports the hypothesis that serotonergic mechanisms play a role in this disorder.
Fluoxetine ; Startle Reaction ; Mental Disorders ; Humans ; Aged ; Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation ; Serotonin ; Female
Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
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