Quetiapine: Another Drug With Potential for Misuse? A Case Report

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Sir: The introduction of atypical antipsychotics in the early 1990s opened a new era in the management of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.1 Although not officially approved, some of these agents have lately been tried for the adjunctive treatment of substance abuse.2–5 Several studies suggest that quetiapine may reduce craving in alcohol-dependent individuals.3,5–7

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(1):162-163