Choreiform Dyskinesia With Acute Onset and Protracted Course Following Fluoxetine Treatment

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Extrapyramidal symptoms are frequent adverse effects during treatment with antipsychotics, but are rarely seen with tricyclic antidepressants or specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). We describe a case of choreiform dyskinesia with acute onset and a protracted course following treatment with fluoxetine.

J Clin Psychiatry 1999;60(12):868-869