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Letter to the Editor

Psychosis Precipitated by Acetyl-L-Carnitine in a Patient With Bipolar Disorder

Harun Evcimen, MD; Irakli Mania, MD; Maju Mathews, MD, MRCPsych; and Biju Basil, MD, DPM

Published: February 15, 2007

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Sir: Alternative and complementary medicine is popular inthe United States, and interest in this type of medicine is growing.Approximately 55% of the U.S. population uses complementaryand alternative medicines, at a cost of $337 million in2001.1 Knaudt et al.2 found that 54% of outpatients with psychiatricconditions used alternative medicines in addition to conventionalmedicines to treat psychiatric symptoms.

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