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Letter to the Editor

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

Thomas Paparrigopoulos, MD, PhD; Dimitris Karaiskos, MD; and John Liappas, MD, PhD

Published: January 15, 2008

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Sir: The introduction of atypical antipsychotics in the early1990s opened a new era in the management of schizophreniaand bipolar disorders.1 Although not officially approved, someof these agents have lately been tried for the adjunctive treatmentof substance abuse.2-5Several studies suggest that quetiapine may reduce cravingin alcohol-dependent individuals.3,5-7‘ ‹

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Volume: 69

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