Primidone-induced catatonic schizophrenia

A. Sher, J. M. Andersen, S. C. Bhatia

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The authors report the case of a severely retarded, 19-year-old female (treated with primidone 250 mg tid since age 12) who was admitted with visual and auditory hallucinations. After four days of continuing hallucinations, she went into classic catatonic schizophrenia. Upon examination, her primidone serum level was found to be well above the normal therapeutic range. The primidone dosage was decreased, and symptoms subsided as serum levels returned to normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-552
Number of pages2
JournalDrug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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