Venlafaxine-Induced Complex Visual Hallucinations in a 17-Year-Old Boy

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Emslie et al. recently reported results of 2 controlled studies of venlafaxine in children and adolescents. In one study, 2 of 169 subjects experienced hallucinations as an adverse event. In the other study, 1 of 86 patients experienced hallucinations. The nature of these hallucinations was not specified in either article.

J Clin Psychiatry 2009;70(4):601-603