Reply to Letter to the Editor “A Possible Case of Quetiapine Withdrawal Syndrome”

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Data on medical illness in our study were derived from prescribed medications reportedly used by patients. Hence, we know nothing about the kinds of seizures patients may have had. Of the 4 patients (4.9%) in this category, 3 were taking phenytoin, and valproate. It is unlikely that these patients were taking these medications, prescribed by primary care physicians, for panic. The cost of diagnosis, treatment, and disability related to epilepsy cannot be estimated from this small number of patients.

J Clin Psychiatry 2000;61(8):602