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Letter to the Editor

Violent Parasomnia Associated With a Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitor: A Case Report

Imran S. Khawaja, MBBS; Thomas D. Hurwitz, MD; and Carlos H. Schenck, MD

Published: December 31, 2008

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Sir: We describe a case of parasomnia associated withthe use of sertraline. Parasomnias are abnormal behavioral,autonomic nervous system, or experiential events that occurduring the sleep period. Various predisposing, priming, andprecipitating factors can be involved with parasomnias; antidepressantmedications have been associated with the emergenceof sleepwalking.

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