Two Cases of Somnambulism Induced by Quetiapine

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Sir: Somnambulism reflects an impairment in the normal mechanisms of arousal from sleep in which motor behaviors initiated during deep, non–rapid eye movement or slow-wave sleep are activated without full consciousness. Somnambulism, a previously unreported side effect of quetiapine, is described in 2 cases. Both cases described here involved individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(4):313 [letter]