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Letter to the Editor

Tiagabine in the Treatment of Nervios

Timothy R. Bergan, MD

Published: February 1, 2003

Article Abstract
Sir: Nervios or ataque de nervios is a condition seen primarily in Hispanic women.1 It has been described in the anthropological as well as the psychiatric literature for many years.2Symptoms of nervios may overlap with symptoms of affective disorders and those within the anxiety disorders.1 The following case describes a Hispanic woman diagnosed with nervios, in her country of origin, successfully treated with tiagabine after trials with more traditional agents utilized in anxiety disorders were not tolerated.

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