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Psychiatria Danubina, Vol.23. No.1. March 2011. -

Depression is a disorder held responsible for high morbidity in the overall population. Causes of depression vary, but lifestyle

and stress can greatly contribute to its morbidity. Consumption of antidepressants is showing a trend in the economically developed

countries. Apart from antidepressants, the treatment of depression can consist of other psychopharmaca. Depending on the severity

of a disorder, that is - of psychotic symptoms, antipsychotics can be introduced in the treatment. Among those atypical antipsychotics

have an advantage.

This paper will illustrate a course of treatment of a female patient, diagnosed with psychotic depression and treated with

antipsychotics i.e. olanzapine, ziprasidone, to which she developed side effects. To each of the antypsychotics the patient developed

side effechts, causing in prolonged treatment and affected its course.

psychotic depression; atypical antipsychotics; side effects



Autor: Klementina Ružić - orcid.org-0000-0002-4696-5102 ; University Psychiatric Clinic Rijeka, Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croat

Fuente: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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