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Cyproheptadine hydrochloride and dexamethasone induced De novo obsessive compulsive symptoms and suicidal attempts: A rare case report

 Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Shabir Ahmad Dar,
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_191_20

Cyproheptadine hydrochloride(CH)- and dexamethasone-induced obsessive-compulsive symptomatology with suicide is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 20-year-old lean male who developed obsessive-compulsive symptoms and suicidality within a week of the use of CH and dexamethasone. There was complete resolution of symptoms after stopping the offending agent. Ashort trial of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor was given for the rapid improvement of symptoms.


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