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Case report

Hyperprolactinemia in a depressed female patient treated with paroxetine: primary or secondary?

DOROTA ŁOJKO1, ALEKSANDRA SUWALSKA1, Janusz Rybakowski1
1. Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych Akademii Medycznej w Poznaniu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (supl. 1/20): 47-106
Keywords: depression, hyperprolactinemia, paroxetine

Abstract

Objective. A case of hyperprolactinemia during paroxetine treatment of depression is presented.

Case. A female patient with the past medical history of hormonal disorders was treated for depression with paroxetine. When hyperprolactinemia was recognised, bromocriptine was added.

Commentary. Concurrent treatment of both disorders had positive results. It is difficult to establish which of the disorders was primary. The patient 's hormonal state has probably increased the risk of hyperprolactinemia after paroxetine treatment.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Dorota Łojko, Klinika Psychiatrii Dorosłych Akademii Medycznej, ul. Szpitalna 27/33, 60-572 Poznań, e-mail: djojko@icpnet.pl