Mania From Dexfenfluramine

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: A wide range of medications has been reported to induce manic episodes. These include stimulant drugs, such as dextroamphetamine. A drug recently approved for treatment of obesity, dexfenfluramine, is not reported to have adverse effects of mania, hypomania, psychosis, or other similar behavioral effects.

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(12):548-549 [letter]